Health Care Fraud Is A High-Stakes Charge In A High-Stakes Industry
Doctors and other health care professionals take on enormous responsibility for the health and safety of their patients, and they work in a complex and highly regulated industry with strict but often confusing rules about record-keeping and conflicts of interest. Between the high-stress environment of the health care industry and the vast amounts of money that flow through the health care system, there are endless opportunities for anyone working in the industry to intentionally or mistakenly take improper advantage of their positions.
At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler, we respect the hard work and professional skill of health care practitioners, and we are committed to helping you resolve whatever legal issue you are facing so that you can return promptly to your important work. Our experienced defense attorneys will work with you to mount a strong defense against health care fraud charges at the state or federal level.
Health Care Fraud Covers A Wide Range Of Actions
Health care fraud can take many forms, including:
- Doctors prescribing themselves drugs
- Accepting kickbacks
- False claims to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE
- Submitting claims for “ghost patients” who do not actually exist
- Duplicate billing
- Making false statements
- Providing false information that contributes to the discharge of a patient
- Performing procedures that are not medically necessary for financial gain
Your Defense Starts With A Free Consultation
A charge of health care fraud can ruin your reputation, cost you your professional license and even lead to jail time – so it’s crucial to take your defense seriously by working with an experienced lawyer. To learn more about how Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler can help in your case, call 814-240-3339 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. From our office in Erie, we serve clients throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.