East Texas Physicians and Healthcare Business Owners Defense
Knowledgeable Former Medicare Prosecutors Represent Tyler & East Texas Physicians and Healthcare Business Owners
Featured by media stations throughout Texas, Oberheiden, P.C. is the first choice law firm for East Texas physicians, dentists, psychologists, and healthcare business owners to safely navigate providers through ZPIC audits, CMS audits, commercial insurance audits, malpractice allegations, and government fraud investigations.
With several locations throughout Texas, Oberheiden, P.C. offers clients in Tyler, Beaumont, Longview, Port Arthur, Huntsville, Texarkana, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Paris, Marshall, and throughout Jefferson County, Smith County, Gregg County, Bowie County, and Angelina County a unique group of highly qualified lawyers:
- Former Medicare Prosecutors, U.S. Attorney’s Office
- Former Department of Justice Prosecutors
- Former Assistant and Special Assistant United States Attorneys
- Dedicated to Defending East Texas Physicians and Businesses
Healthcare fraud charges can result in horrible consequences. If you or your business is targeted by FBI agents, received a subpoena from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General, or if you were contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tyler, you simply can’t afford to wait; you must act immediately.
Experienced East Texas Healthcare Attorneys to Defend Clients in Tyler & East Texas
Oberheiden, P.C. is a determined healthcare fraud defense firm serving clients throughout East Texas. Our lawyers represent, advise, and defend physicians and healthcare businesses in commercial and government audits and investigations — applying nearly seven decades of personal Department of Justice experience.
The fastest way to contact these and other top lawyers of Oberheiden, P.C. is to call us today for a free consultation or to schedule an in-person meeting to discuss your case.
We Are Prepared to Assist You with Healthcare Fraud Matters in East Texas
East Texas prosecutors are known for their high quality work, and also for their aggressiveness and relentless investigations. Healthcare providers in Tyler and surrounding East Texas communities must be extra vigilant and remain in a position of defendable compliance. Over the past few years, healthcare fraud prosecutions in East Texas have targeted a number of prominent doctors and well established businesses. Don’t be next. Call Oberheiden, P.C. to organize your compliance or to defend your freedom.
- Prescription Drug Fraud. Just like in the rest of the country, opioid investigations are a top priority for federal prosecutors throughout East Texas. If you are a pain management physician, an internal medicine or family practitioner, psychiatrist, or pharmacy owner that routinely authorizes or fills Schedule I, Schedule II, or Schedule III drug types, you should speak with us. Oberheiden, P.C. has early on realized the gravity of the opioid investigations and elevated compliance standards for our clients. Our attorneys are also on the forefront of defending physicians unjustly accused or even charged with 21 U.S.C. 841 or 21 U.S.C. 846 violations. Several of our lawyers have previously supervised DEA and FBI cases as leading prosecutors and we offer the entirety of those insights to you.
- Whistleblower Defense Lawyers. More and more employees, former employees, and competitors report physicians and healthcare businesses to Medicare authorities. Incentivized by a provision under the federal False Claims Act that promises financial rewards for reporting fraud, so-called qui tam or whistleblower complaints have begun to mushroom all over East Texas. If your practice is subject to a False Claims Act investigation, accused of Stark Law or Anti-Kickback violations, you must keep in mind that the investigation may be civil or criminal in nature. The experienced attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. are available to assist by offering you the knowledge and understanding gained when in charge of civil affirmative actions and whistleblower cases at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
- Medicare Fraud & Kickbacks. By far, the majority of civil and criminal healthcare investigations against physicians, hospital operators, and other members of the East Texas medical community center around alleged Medicare fraud and illegal kickbacks. If you receive any notice, whether by way of an OIG subpoena, Grand Jury Subpoena, arrest or search warrant, or FBI agents attempting to interview you, you must understand that passiveness or inexperienced counsel cannot be afforded. Charges under 18 U.S.C. 1347 alleging billing fraud, fraud for services never provided, billing of medically unnecessary procedures and similar allegations must be responded with a sophisticated and energetic clarification and defense approach. No matter how absurd you consider the allegations, no matter that you are convinced of your innocence, the earlier your lawyer opposes the investigation, the better the outcome. Oberheiden, P.C. is a team of former DOJ trial attorneys and lawyers that have spent their entire careers in federal courthouses. We know how to effectively communicate with prosecutors, FBI agents, but also how to present a compelling defense to judges and juries. With more than 500 trials conducted, our team has the criminal litigation experience needed to present your innocence and the true facts to those that make decisions.
- OIG Subpoena & Grand Jury Subpoena. Many fraud cases begin by receiving an OIG subpoena or a grand jury subpoena. While you might think that providing some records and handing over some patient files is not a big deal, you may want to think again when realizing that in a large number of cases government subpoenas are the prosecutor’s way of obtaining evidence to charge you with a federal felony. If your practice receives a subpoena, time is of the essence. From our work at the Department of Justice we have seen how inexperienced lawyers or an ignorant response to the government request have led to criminal indictments. Please contact our former Assistant United States Attorneys and get free and first-hand advice about the subpoena process, the correct way to deal with a government subpoena—without being charged with a crime or ending up with millions in penalties.
You can contact Oberheiden, P.C. to schedule a free initial case assessment. If you conclude that our healthcare fraud defense team has the experience you need, our attorneys will take immediate action to intercede in your investigation.
Get Your Free Case Evaluation from Former Medicare Prosecutors
East Texas medical providers under audit or investigation must recognize that the quality and experience of your lawyer is often the only wall between you and the government. In light of the harsh penalties for violations of Stark Law, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, and Medicare billing rules, you should consult with attorneys that understand your industry and that are used to negotiating outcomes with FBI, DEA, and OIG agents. Many of our lawyers previously supervised audits and investigations on behalf of the Justice Department in Texas.
Oberheiden, P.C. is committed to your success. Call us today to discuss your situation or concerns in a free and confidential consultation, including on weekends.
Important Questions Regarding Healthcare Fraud Investigations in East Texas
Q: What Is the Eastern District of Texas?
The American justice system is divided into state and federal laws, state and federal courts, state and federal prosecutions. While the state of Texas and Texas state courts adjudicate all state offenses, the Department of Justice investigates and prosecutes violations of federal law. The U.S. is divided into 95 federal districts. Texas is divided into in 4 districts, the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern District. Part of the Eastern District of Texas are the federal court houses and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Tyler (211 West Ferguson Street, Tyler, Texas 75702), Beaumont (300 Willow Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701), Sherman (101 East Pecan Street, Sherman, Texas 75090), Marshall (100 East Houston Street, Marshall, Texas 75670), Texarkana (500 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Texas 75501), and Lufkin (104 North Third Street, Lufkin, Texas 75901).
Q: Am I Required to Be Interviewed by Law Enforcement?
Absolutely not! You should never speak to law enforcement without your trusted lawyer being present. Regardless as to whether you consider yourself innocent or a mere witness, the reality of law enforcement is that someone else may have accused you or put a bad light on you. Without your knowledge, the agents may try to get incriminating information from you. In the combined practice of 70+ years of handling federal investigations, there has never once been an improved outcome when a client sat down with police or agents in the absence of a lawyer.
Q: Can I Self-Disclose My Medicare Billing Problems?
Oberheiden, P.C. has navigated a number of clients through the CMS self-disclosure process. In all cases, we accomplished our goal, which was to predate a government investigation, to avoid criminal charges, and to protect and maintain the professional license of our client. However, the self-disclosure process is a double-edge sword. In the majority of cases, we advised our clients not to disclose the errors because the reporting would have been untimely, disproportionate, or unsound. You should absolutely consult with experienced attorneys before disclosing any Medicare issues. The risk of causing unnecessary government attention and inviting yourself to a criminal audit is real.
What Is Your Experience in Medicare Fraud or Commercial Insurance Fraud Cases?
Helping physicians, medical providers, and healthcare businesses is all that we do. Our entire firm is dedicated to protecting your license, livelihood, and your freedom. We have successfully resolved fraud investigations for providers of any kind, virtually across the entire country, and in particular in Texas. Doctors from Alaska, from Pittsburgh, or from San Francisco hire us, despite the distance, because they know they can rely on our skills and our professional advice based on hundreds and hundreds of Medicare fraud and healthcare fraud cases completed.
Q: If I Want an Appointment with Oberheiden, P.C., What Should I Do?
Oberheiden, P.C.’s lawyers have a long history of helping providers and business owners in East Texas. With currently three Texas locations, we can either meet you at our offices, at your office, or simply initiate a conversation over the telephone. You can call us, also on weekends, to speak with one of our experienced senior lawyers to evaluate your case.
Free Consultation With Reputable Healthcare Defense Attorneys Serving Business Owners and Physicians in Tyler, Texas
To schedule a free case assessment at Oberheiden, P.C., please call 888-680-1745 or contact us online. We are available to talk to you seven days a week, and if we cannot respond immediately we will be in touch as soon as possible.