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How To Avoid Criminal Charges In Detroit Medicare Fraud Investigations

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Medicare Fraud Defense Attorneys Serving Clients Facing Fraud Investigations in Detroit

Former Medicare Prosecutors & Defense Counsel

With substantial experience in federal healthcare defense, the Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP represents dentists, physicians, home health and hospice care agencies, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals in Medicare fraud investigations throughout Michigan and the Mid-West.  The lawyers at Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP include former federal healthcare prosecutors as well as seasoned healthcare defense attorneys.  Former Assistant United States Attorney Lynette Byrd is on our defense team, alongside veteran defense attorney and managing principal Dr. Nick Oberheiden.

Maintaining A Sophisticated Strategy

A conviction of Medicare fraud can be life altering – resulting in crushing fines, exclusion from federal healthcare programs, and even prison time.  As a result, a Medicare fraud investigation is a grave matter that should be taken seriously.  At Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP, we understand what is at stake for our clients and what clients can do to avoid criminal charges.

The most important factor in avoiding criminal charges is a profound understanding of the relevant laws and regulations, and characteristics of past cases that have resulted in no criminal liability. Also, it is crucial to understand that the government prosecutes a vast number of Medicare fraud cases every year, and therefore it does not have the patience to work with inefficient responses to investigations and charges. Providers therefore must be proactive in responding to any requests made by the government during the investigation process. With that in mind, we have developed an “Emergency Defense Package” focused on one overriding priority – to avoid criminal charges and conviction.  Formulated based on our years of experience as federal healthcare prosecutors and healthcare defense attorneys, our Emergency Defense Package uses proven defense techniques, methods for quickly responding to our clients’ pressing questions and concerns, and strategies for promptly analyzing the nature of an investigation.  With a stellar reputation for success, our Emergency Defense Package has received national recognition from accredited news sources.

Clients of Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP benefit from:

  • Proven Defense Strategies
  • Strong Knowledge of Healthcare Law
  • Strong Knowledge of the Healthcare Industry
  • Insight of Former Federal Prosecutors
  • Years of Trial and Investigative Experience
  • Hundreds of Successful Outcomes

If you are facing an investigation for Medicare fraud, you want a law firm whose reputation and track record you can rely on.  With your livelihood and your freedom on the line, you need attorneys in your corner who are recognized and respected.

Relying on Past Success in Healthcare Fraud Cases

Avoiding criminal charges and criminal convictions is our utmost goal in all of our representations.  We have a proud track record of helping our clients escape criminal charges following healthcare fraud investigations in Detroit and throughout the United States.

From our experience representing clients in federal healthcare fraud investigations, we understand how documents or activities that may look suspicious are often the result of human error and not fraudulent intent.  Our familiarity with the healthcare industry and our experience as former federal healthcare prosecutors helps us to succeed in explaining to investigators and prosecutors that our clients are merely may have made mistakes but are not guilty of fraud.  We have helped many clients resolve investigations without criminal charges.

In our experience, the sooner the target of an investigation hires defense counsel, the more likely that individual will be to avoid criminal charges.

Our Team on Your Side

The former federal healthcare prosecutors and veteran defense attorneys at Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP bring a stellar reputation and a wealth of knowledge to every client they represent.  Servicing clients throughout the United States, Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP has a particular presence in Detroit.  Our defense team includes:

  • Nick Oberheiden has years of healthcare fraud defense experience, and has successfully defended doctors, pharmacies, laboratories, and healthcare business owners and executives against allegations of fraud, false claims, kickbacks, and prescription fraud, brought by the DOJ, OIG, CMS, IRS, FBI, DEA, DOD (Department of Defense), and other federal agencies. Dr. Oberheiden is trained in negotiations by Harvard Law School, and he received his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law as well as a PhD in law.
  • Attorney Lynette S. Byrd focuses her practice on civil and criminal litigation, Medicare and insurance audits, and general advice and counseling in health care law. She is a former Assistant United States Attorney with years of substantial trial experience under her belt who merges excellent litigation skills with profound understanding of the law.

Free Consultation

If you have reason to believe you are under investigation for Medicare fraud, you should contact our firm today for a free and confidential consultation. Our attorneys are standing by seven days a week – including weekends – to answer your questions or discuss how we may be able to help you in our case.

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP
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