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How to Defend Against Hospice Fraud Allegations in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX Hospice Care Fraud Lawyers - Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP

 

Nick Oberheiden, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Former Healthcare Prosecutor (Dpt. of Justice)

Allegations of hospice fraud are on the rise in the United States, and hospices are an area of extensive interest to the Department of Justice.  Such cases may be investigated by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  And while for years, these cases were primarily focused on civil investigations, recently criminal investigations and search warrants have become more common.  As attorneys with years of experience in healthcare investigations and criminal defense, we expect this focus to continue for many years.

A few recent examples include the following:

In addition to the types of claims noted above, hospice fraud allegations often focus on billing for deceased patients, billing for tests and prescriptions not needed or not provided, falsified records, kickbacks, false or missing physician certifications of the need for hospice care, and failing to release patients from hospice if their condition improves.

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Founder

Attorney-at-Law

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

Joanne Fine DeLena
Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Partner

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Gamal Abdel-Hafiz
Gamal Abdel-Hafiz

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Dennis A. Wichern
Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

How We Can Help

When you hire the attorneys and former government officials of Oberheiden, P.C., you will notice that we concentrate our defense against fraud charges by focusing on three core abilities.

Industry Knowledge. We have industry knowledge. Because hospice fraud charges may often stem from billing and coding errors, intrinsic understanding of CMS protocols is critical. Don’t let misinterpretations of coding policies or missed updates to billing changes expose your business. You need attorneys that understand billing and coding violations. Our attorneys have analyzed, reviewed, and defended close to 500,000 billed claims. Similarly, if you are accused of certification errors, you need lawyers that understand the legal requirements of hospice certifications to get your case dismissed.

Government Experience. We have government experience. The difference between liability and human error is often a fine line that requires convincing negotiation skills and attention to details. The lawyers and former government officials of the Oberheiden, P.C. have proven healthcare and law enforcement experience. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and competence in handling any fraud allegations in the healthcare industry.

Civil, not Criminal. We want to keep investigations civil, not criminal. Our attorneys are able to persuade the government that errors, if they exist, were not done intentionally and willfully, but by accident and human error. Doing so is critical because in each fraud investigation the government has two choices: to investigate you to seek recoupments or to prosecute and indict you and seek imprisonment. The law provides for both.

Our Track RecordOur results speak for themselves.  In the past few years, we have defended multiple healthcare providers in over eighteen investigations in which the ultimate result was a finding of no civil or criminal liability and the cases were dismissed.

If you are a target or a defendant in a federal investigation, you should hire the experienced defense counsel of Oberheiden, P.C. that understand how to prevail in healthcare fraud cases.

Oberheiden, P.C.
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This information has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Reading of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee similar future outcomes. Oberheiden, P.C. is a Texas LLP with headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.

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