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25 Key Facts about Federal Drug Diversion Investigations

Facing a federal drug diversion investigation is an extremely serious matter. If you have received a target letter or subpoena, or if any employee of your business or practice has been contacted by a federal agent, here are 25 key facts you need to know: 1. Combatting Drug Diversion (and...

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Podiatrists are Being Investigated for Billing Fraud in Connection with Grafts and Other Wound Treatment Procedures

As a podiatrist, you know that promptly treating a patient’s wounds can be critical to mitigating the risk of infection and other potentially-debilitating complications. However, you likely also know that obtaining authorization for these treatments and the skin substitutes used during these treatments can be extremely challenging. Obtaining authorization can...

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With Questcor Pharmaceuticals and Mallinckrodt Facing Prosecution for Medicare Fraud, the Doctors Who Prescribed H.P. Acthar Gel May Be Next

When the news broke of a 97,000% price hike for a medication used to treat infantile spasms, a rare form of epilepsy, in 2018, almost no one knew that the drug’s manufacturer was already being targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). While the news media published heart-wrenching stories...

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What Should I Do When I Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena?

Call the Federal Attorney Law Firm of Oberheiden P.C. Today: (214) 692-2171 Free & Confidential If you receive a federal grand jury subpoena, that means that you or someone you know or were affiliated with is the target of a federal criminal investigation. With this proximity and danger in mind,...

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What Are the Penalties in Health Care Kickback Cases?

Here is Why Healthcare Marketing Specialists, Physicians, and Healthcare Business Owners from Across the United States Want Oberheiden P.C. on Their Defense Team Oberheiden PC is a team of former DOJ Officials, presidentially appointed and U.S. Senate confirmed attorneys, former Special Agents with significant healthcare law enforcement backgrounds. Our team...

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Is It Legal to Purchase Medicare Leads?

This summary, co-written by former DOJ healthcare fraud prosecutors, attempts to answer a question of increasing importance: under what circumstances is it legal to purchase patient leads? What is the difference between a raw and a qualified lead—and why does it matter? What is the Justice Department’s position on the...

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What is a Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum?

When conducting federal investigations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has a number of investigative tools at its disposal. One of these tools is the grand jury subpoena. Despite its name, the grand jury subpoena is issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office – not the grand jury – and the U.S. Attorney’s...

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Can the Government Take My Money in a Health Care Fraud Case?

Recently, Federal Authorities have been Relying on a New Tactic to Target Health Care Providers and Other Individuals and Organizations Accused of Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Department of Labor (DOL) Fraud: Civil or Criminal Asset Forfeiture. As if health care providers and medical companies didn’t have enough to worry about....

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Is Telemedicine Unlawful?

How Medical Providers Can Protect Themselves in Telemedicine Investigations On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued sweeping indictments against telemedicine companies, marketing groups, durable medical equipment (DME) companies, doctors, and other individuals and organizations involved in the telemedicine industry. While the specific allegations underlying these indictments...

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Federal Authorities are Targeting Addiction Clinic Owners in Tricare Fraud Investigations Under the False Claims Act

Addiction clinics that serve military personnel, veterans, and their family members who are Tricare beneficiaries are at risk for being targeted in federal health care fraud investigations. In just one of many recent examples, on March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a physician hired to...

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