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How Can I Avoid Criminal Charges in a Medicaid Fraud Audit?

Categories: Health Care Law

The Current Reality of Medicaid Enforcement Did your practice receive a request for patient charts? Are you under audit? Did a Medicaid intermediary send you a letter or did investigators from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit tried to interview you? Are you concerned you could be under Medicaid investigation? If so, this is what you…

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Overview of the Federal Health Care Fraud Statute – 18 U.S.C. Section 1347

Categories: Health Care Fraud

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Federal Health Care Fraud Defense Lawyers The federal government has many different tools for prosecuting health care providers suspected of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and other health care benefit programs. From the Stark Law to the False Claims Act, laws that are both specific and non-specific to health care impose penalties for everything from misapplying…

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Attempt and Conspiracy: What Targets of Federal Fraud Investigations Need to Know About 18 U.S.C. Section 1349

Categories: Criminal Law & Process

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Diligent Federal Attorneys Defending Allegations of Fraud In terms of federal prosecution, 18 U.S.C. Section 1349 is one of the government’s most-potent tools for exposing targets of federal investigations to severe criminal penalties. Titled, “Attempt and Conspiracy,” 18 U.S.C. Section 1349 provides for prosecution in cases even where individuals and organizations are unsuccessful in committing…

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The Opioid Crisis and the Risks Facing Health Care Providers

Categories: Health Care Law

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Leading Federal Lawyers for Fraud Defense of Opioid Providers Opioid abuse is a major issue in the United States, and federal authorities are using a variety of different mechanisms to combat misuse of both prescription opioid medications and illegal drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. Along with outreach and education, authorities such as the…

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