Houston Health Care Fraud Attorney
Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Texas
To commit health care fraud, a person or business must knowingly and willfully
execute or attempt to execute
fraud on a heath care benefit program, or fraudulently obtain money or property
from a health care benefit program in connection with the delivery of
or payment for healthcare benefits, items or services. Charging a party
with health care fraud is relatively simple; however, we will make the
government prove fraudulent intent, which is more difficult.
The Law Offices of Jed Silverman represents individuals and businesses
charged with health care fraud, including doctors, clinics, hospitals,
nursing homes, long-term care facilities, dentists, laboratories, medical
supply companies, medical billers and medical office managers.
free consultation with a Houston fraud defense lawyer, please call (713) 597-2221.
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If you are convicted of health insurance fraud, you could be sentenced
to a prison term of up to 10 years. When the fraud causes serious bodily
injury, a prison term up to 20 years may be imposed. When the fraud results
in death, sentences can extend up to life in prison. In addition to a
prison sentence, you could face the loss of your professional license,
steep fines and years of probation.
Some of the charges often associated with health care fraud include:
- Overbilling and double billing
- Falsifying invoices
- Receiving kickbacks
- Performing unnecessary procedures and surgeries
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
To convict an individual or business of health care fraud, the prosecution
must prove that a fraudulent claim was knowingly and intentionally submitted.
Our attorney will work to show that there was no fraudulent intent on
your part. In some cases, an accounting error, such as the selection of
an incorrect billing code or sloppy record keeping, is misinterpreted
as intentional fraud by law enforcement.
Secure Proven Representation to Protect Your Future
There is no time to waste in fraud cases – the steps you take now
can impact your defense and your future. Make sure you put proven and
experienced advocates on your side and
contact The Law Offices of Jed Silverman as soon as possible.