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Meet the Team
Oberheiden Attorneys

Defending Medicare Fraud In Dallas, Texas

Categories: Health Care Law

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq.
www.federal-lawyer.com
1-800-810-0259
Including Weekends

The Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP is a team of former Dallas Department of Justice prosecutors and experienced healthcare fraud defense attorneys. We assist business owners, executives, physicians, distributors, and marketing groups that demand vigorous and effective defense strategies against allegations of Medicare Fraud, billing fraud, and illegal kickbacks. Our Firm combines the experience of recognized defense attorneys with the insights and contacts that several of our attorneys have obtained when recently serving the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas, Texas. Together, we work as one team to assist our clients in civil and criminal healthcare investigations. Our clients include:

  • Home Health Care Centers
  • Hospice Care Centers
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • DME & Device Companies
  • Hospitals & Surgery Centers
  • Pharmacies & Laboratories

Defending Medicare Fraud Charges in Dallas

Dallas is experiencing record levels of Medicare fraud investigations and prosecutions.  The uptick in enforcement activities is likely the result of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force program that was established in Dallas in 2011.  The Dallas Medicare Strike Force has spearheaded several huge Medicare fraud busts since its founding, many of which have included criminal prosecution of physicians and health services professionals.

With this rising threat of criminal prosecution looming, Dallas medical service providers need to be aware of the penalties they face if charged with criminal Medicare fraud.  These charges include:

  • Up to 10 years in prison for each count of Medicare Fraud
  • Up to 20 years in prison if the fraud resulted in serious bodily injury
  • A life sentence if the fraudulent Medicare practice resulted in the patient’s death.

At Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP, our highest priority in defending any client is avoiding criminal charges.  Our team of attorneys has the combined experience of years of defending healthcare case and former healthcare prosecutors.  From this highly trained perspective, we have developed the following strategies for avoiding or combating criminal Medicare fraud charges.

  • No Intent. In order to convict someone of Medicare fraud, a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person intended to commit fraud. This burden of proof is a very high standard, and defendants need attorneys who will challenge the government’s case and force prosecutors to fully meet that standard.  Oftentimes, prosecutors will rely on inaccuracies in billing documents to prove a defendant’s intent to commit Medicare fraud; however, we have successfully demonstrated that such inaccuracies were actually the result of mistakes or oversights and not intentional fraud.
  • Profound Experience. As both former Dallas healthcare prosecutors and seasoned healthcare defense attorneys, Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP has established itself as one of the premier healthcare defense firm in Dallas. After participating in thousands of healthcare investigations and hundreds of criminal trials, we have proven ourselves as successful advocates and formidable opponents in the court room.  Our knowledge of healthcare laws, the healthcare industry, and the legal community in Dallas provides a great benefit to our clients.

Call Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP today to discuss your situations with our experienced attorneys. All initial consultations are free and confidential. You can call us directly or complete our contact form or contact us by sending an email.

Our Success Stories

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP provides vigorous defense strategies to clients in Dallas and North Texas, who are under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or other task forces. We obtained the following case outcomes for our clients in recent healthcare fraud investigations.

  • Successful Defense of a Healthcare Business against an Investigation by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of a Healthcare Business against an Investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of a Healthcare Business against an Investigation by the Office of Inspector General and the FBI for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of a Marketing Company against an Investigation by the Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of Physician Syndication against an Investigation by the Office of Inspector General and the FBI for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of a Toxicology Laboratory against an Investigation by the Office of Inspector General for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of a Toxicology Laboratory against an Investigation by the Office of Inspector General and the FBI for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of a Physician against an Investigation by the Office of Inspector General for Alleged Medicare Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.
  • Successful Defense of a Physician against an Investigation by the Office of Inspector General for Alleged Medicaid Fraud.
    Result: No Liability.

Free Consultation

If you are concerned that your business is under investigation or if you simply want to use the opportunity of a free and confidential consultation, you should contact the experienced attorneys at Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP. We are available seven days a week, including weekends.

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP
(800) 810-0259
(214) 469-9009
www.federal-lawyer.com
This information has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information may constitute attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Reading of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee similar future outcomes. Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP is a Texas LLP with headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.
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