To put it in simple language, Medicaid fraud is theft of government money by hospitals, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers who bill for patient services or goods which were not provided. If you or someone you know has been accused of this white collar crime, it is critical to consult with a highly experienced Los Angeles Medicaid fraud attorney right away. At The Justice Firm we work vigorously on behalf of clients, utilizing our skill, experience, and in-depth knowledge of the law to provide outstanding legal guidance and representation.
Medical facilities, doctors, and other healthcare providers facing allegations of Medicaid fraud must take action quickly to prevent charges being filed when possible. If you have already been charged, it is not too late. A seasoned criminal defense lawyer in LA will work to limit the damage and prevent a conviction when possible so that you may avoid criminal penalties, which are severe.Medicaid Fraud Defense in Los Angeles
The Justice Firm provides vigorous defense for clients who are under investigation or have been charged with Medicaid fraud, whether medical clinics, pharmacists, physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, or administrators. The Federal Government wastes no time in these matters, and generally launches an aggressive and extensive investigation right away. Federal prosecutors are generally vigorous in their pursuit of justice and will vigorously prosecute in order to obtain a conviction.
In our opinion, there are two potential options when we work with clients charged with Medicaid fraud: to have the healthcare fraud charge dismissed, or to go to trial and win. We are meticulous in our efforts to protect our clients from a conviction and the resulting consequences. If your case should go to trial, we will thoroughly analyze the evidence, investigate the charges, and prepare an effective, strong defense strategy based on the details of your case.Criminal Penalties for Medicaid Fraud in California
As mentioned above, the criminal penalties for those found guilty of Medicaid fraud are severe. The penalties in California for this offense include:
- Fines of as much as $20,000
- Exclusion from Medicaid
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Civil penalties of $2,000 for each false claim
Whether you have been accused of billing for patient visits which did not occur, submitting billings for doctor's office visits when in actuality there is no licensed doctor on staff, or filing false time sheets, you must take action immediately. Your freedom, reputation, and career are in jeopardy.Contact The Justice Firm now
Perhaps the allegations against you are false, or there is some truth to the matter. Regardless of your situation, we urge you to contact an Los Angeles Medicaid fraud defense attorney with our firm today. Call us now at 310-914-2444.