Dallas Healthcare Attorney
Oberheiden P.C. is a national law firm that provides experienced and effective legal representation in all areas of healthcare law. This means that we help healthcare providers, including those in Dallas, Texas, comply with their legal obligations, defend against allegations of healthcare fraud, and protect their interests through business litigation involving other companies and allegations of civil misconduct by individuals.
4131 N Central Expy, #900
Dallas, TX 75204
Oberheiden P.C.’s Healthcare Law Professionals in Dallas
Healthcare law representation is at the core of Oberheiden P.C.’s legal practice. Our national law firm is not just composed of senior-level associates and partners, but also numerous compliance professionals and experienced investigators, many of whom are highly experienced working within the very government agencies that regulate healthcare organizations. For example, the backgrounds of just a few of these lawyers and other professionals include prior experience as a:
- Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Special Agent at the DOJ, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG)
- Program Manager or Diversion Investigator at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- High-Ranking Agent or Senior Investigator at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or the Department of Defense (DOD)
Equally important, you can count on all of your legal representation being done by these experienced professionals. At Oberheiden P.C., we do not employ junior associates or even any paralegals. We think that your legal representation should only be performed by those who know how to provide it best.
Experienced Professionals for All Compliance Needs
Our Dallas healthcare attorneys and compliance professionals know that the best way you can fight an allegation of wrongdoing is to never face it in the first place. Strict compliance with the legal obligations and duties that are imposed on healthcare providers by federal agencies is not easy. These impositions are wide-reaching, very demanding, and come from a variety of angles – some of which are not what you would expect without extensive experience in the healthcare field.
Oberheiden P.C.’s healthcare compliance practice has a track record of insulating all sorts of healthcare companies from legal liability by determining what their legal obligations are, crafting and imposing compliance protocols that are all-encompassing, and then executing internal audits to test their effectiveness against potential stressors. These measures have helped numerous healthcare companies in Dallas shield themselves from liability or even the intense scrutiny of federal investigators. Just a few of our past clients have been:
- Addiction clinics
- Doctors’ offices
- Durable medical equipment companies
- Home health agencies
- Mental health professionals
- Telemedicine practices
- Urgent care centers
With the help of Oberheiden P.C.’s compliance team, these healthcare professionals and organizations have satisfied their compliance obligations on the following fronts:
- DEA applications and denials, as well as diversion investigations
- DEA administrative audits
- FDA compliance
- Hospital billing
- Laboratory billing
- Medicare audits
- Medicare compliance
- OIG compliance
- Stark Law compliance
- Workers’ compensation and billing investigations by the Department of Labor (DOL)
Proven Healthcare Fraud Defense Strategies
If your existing compliance structure fails or your Dallas company gets accused of healthcare fraud, the healthcare fraud defense team at Oberheiden P.C. can help you raise effective legal defenses to counter the allegations. These situations often start small, usually with an audit by a private insurer or a government healthcare program, like Medicaid or Medicare. However, they can quickly escalate. In the worst cases, they can blow out into a criminal case that carries prison time. Even if they do not get that far, they can still lead to civil allegations of fraud that carry disgorgement of all ill-gotten funds and civil penalties that can cripple even the most successful of healthcare companies.
Just a few of the issues that Oberheiden P.C.’s healthcare fraud defense lawyers have handled in the past have involved:
- Anti-Kickback charges
- Billing fraud
- Civil investigative demands (CIDs)
- DOL investigations
- Durable medical equipment fraud
- False Claims Act defense
- Investigations by the FDA
- Home health agency fraud
- Hospice care fraud
- Medical board hearings
- Medical license defense hearings
- Medicare fraud
- OIG subpoenas
- Tricare fraud
In many cases, our healthcare lawyers get on the ground during the audit phase to protect the healthcare company’s interests. Some of these cases have centered on:
- Aetna audits
- Cigna audits
- United HealthCare audits
- Medicare MAC audits, CERT audits, or TPE audits
- Medicaid audits
- Qlarant audits
- RAC audits
- ZPIC / UPIC audits
With the risks as high as they are for healthcare companies, it is critical to get effective legal representation for any of these inspections. Doing so can keep the audit from escalating at all.
Savvy Healthcare Business Litigation Attorneys
Healthcare companies in Dallas can also count on the lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. to handle their business litigation needs. Oberheiden P.C.’s business litigation team is comprised of a deep roster of experienced lawyers who know how to protect and promote a healthcare company’s interests – whether that means taking someone to court or keeping the company out of it.
Just a small sample of the legal issues that our business litigation lawyers have helped healthcare companies and executives handle have involved:
- Business partnership disputes
- Breach of contract
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) defense
- Customer disputes
- Employment disputes
- Healthcare litigation
- Shareholder disputes
Our business litigation lawyers have also represented a wide variety of players in the healthcare industry, from hospitals and laboratories to small healthcare providers and doctors’ offices.
This experience handling business disputes in your sector of the healthcare field is invaluable. Every aspect of the healthcare system is unique. The legal issues and potential risks change drastically depending on what services your particular business provides. The Dallas healthcare lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. are fully familiar with that and strive to legally represent you or your company.
Frequently Asked Questions About Oberheiden P.C. and Healthcare Law in Dallas, Texas
Does Oberheiden P.C. Have a Law Office in Dallas, Texas?
Yes, Oberheiden P.C. has a law office in Dallas. It is located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood at 4131 North Central Expressway, in Suite #900, right off of Route 75.
You can call the Dallas office directly at 972-846-8818.
What Does It Mean to Be a “National Law Office”?
Oberheiden P.C. calls itself a “national law office” because we have locations across the United States, from Texas to Michigan and from Oregon to Florida. Each of these offices has its own team of local counsel and attorneys who are licensed to practice in their state and region. However, much of Oberheiden P.C.’s legal work is done in federal court, giving our lawyers more leeway to practice in multiple states. We find that this allows our firm to provide even better legal representation to our clients, whether that means pulling in an attorney who has even more experience in a particular subject matter for your case or using the lawyer who knows your healthcare company for issues that arise out of state.
Why Does Oberheiden P.C. Only Employ Senior-Level Lawyers?
Because we find that it takes the legal services that we offer to another level that you could not expect, otherwise.
Many other law firms tout the experience and past results of their senior-level lawyers and the firm’s partners. However, much of the legal representation that you actually end up receiving is provided by the firm’s junior associates or even its paralegals.
That is not how we represent our clients at Oberheiden P.C. All of the work product that we make for our clients was created entirely by highly experienced lawyers in the field of healthcare law.
What are the Potential Penalties for Healthcare Fraud?
The penalties that are on the table in a healthcare fraud case will depend on the circumstances and even on the laws being invoked.
However, even if the case does not escalate into a criminal offense, healthcare companies that are found civilly liable for healthcare fraud can find that they have to disgorge all of the funds that they have received through fraudulent means, as well as pay a civil penalty for each instance of fraud. Many cases easily exceed a million dollars, even if they do not lead to criminal charges. Those that do also carry the potential for jail time for executives.
When Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Generally, you should always get a lawyer on your side at the first sign of trouble. It is best, though, to have one on retainer so you can get the legal advice that you need to avoid even that first sign of trouble. Effective legal representation can also be used to bring your healthcare company into compliance with its legal obligations and steer clear of even the perception of wrongdoing.
Why Doesn’t Oberheiden P.C. Call Itself the Best Healthcare Law Firm in Dallas?
Because we prefer to let our clients say it. Many of the reviews and testimonials that they have left about Oberheiden P.C. give high praise for our professionalism and the legal representation that we provide to healthcare companies.
Reach Out to The Dallas Healthcare Attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. Today
Healthcare companies in Dallas that need legal representation to protect their business interests, fight back against allegations of healthcare fraud, or satisfy their pressing compliance needs should strongly consider the team at Oberheiden P.C. Call them at (972) 846-8818 or contact them online today to get started.