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What Types of Activities Are Covered Under the False Claims Act?

The False Claims Act is a broad federal statute that covers a wide range of activities involving the submission of reimbursement claims under Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other healthcare benefit programs. For this reason, it is one of the federal government's most potent weapons for prosecuting healthcare providers. It is...

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Why Substance Abuse Centers Have Become the Targets of Federal False Claims Act Investigations

Federal Prosecutors Investigate Billing Fraud in Connection with Modifier 01 (Hospital) The U.S. Attorney's Office has started to look into the billing practices of outpatient rehab facilities. Following several probes from the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Inspector General (OIG), federal prosecutors have initiated False Claims Act...

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Investigating Healthcare Fraud Through A Civil Investigative Demand (CID)

A common approach federal authorities use to investigate healthcare fraud is through civil investigative demands (CID).  CIDs are requests for documentation that prosecutors issue in connection with a federal investigation.  Compliance with CIDs is required regardless of whether the recipient is charged with a violation or is personally under investigation. ...

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How to Dismiss a Whistleblower Case under the False Claims Act

Reliable Advice, Proven Results: 888-680-1745 Recently, attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden and his team obtained two rare dismissal orders in federal False Claims Act lawsuits. Purpose of this brief article is to provide an overview about the False Claims Act concept, the liability risk, as well as effective ways to dismiss...

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5 Things Detroit Medical Providers Need to Know About the False Claims Act

Experienced Fraud Defense Attorneys Discuss the False Claims Act for Detroit Medical Professionals 1. What Is the False Claims Act? Under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., individuals and businesses that submit false or fraudulent claims for payment to the federal government may be held...

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Will the Results of a ZPIC Audit Be Shared with Prosecutors?

  ZPIC Attorney Hotline: 888-680-1745 Experienced Healthcare Fraud Defense Lawyers Discuss about the ZPIC Audit Process Former Medicare Prosecutors & Defense Counsel The Oberheiden, P.C. advises clients from across the country with ZPIC audits, OESSA forms, and hospice and home health certifications. Our team of former federal healthcare prosecutors, many...

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5 Things To Do When You Become Aware Of Healthcare Fraud At Your Workplace

  Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys Providing Whistleblower Protection in Healthcare Fraud Cases As an employee or independent contractor in the healthcare field, you know that healthcare is big business in the United States today.  However, you may not know that healthcare fraud is also big business.  The federal government is...

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10 Things To Do When You Are Under Healthcare Fraud Investigation

Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 888-680-1745 Call Us on Weekends Finding out that you are under a federal criminal investigation and accused of healthcare fraud can be extremely frightening.  However, there are things you can do from the very beginning of the case to have a positive effect on its...

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Defending Toxicology Labs in False Claims Act Cases

  Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 888-680-1745 Available on Weekends Toxicology laboratories have become prime targets of government investigations. Although many laboratories consciously segregate their commercial and their federal payors, federal authorities nonetheless more and more take the position that these labs violated federal law. This approach is not undisputed...

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Federal False Claims Act

  Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 888-680-1745 Including Weekends 1. What Is the False Claims Act? The False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., holds individuals and entities accountable for submitting false or fraudulent payment claims to the government.  Claims qualifying under the False Claims Act may...

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