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Who Are The Targets Of Medicare Fraud Investigations In Miami, Florida?

Categories: Health Care Law

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq.
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1-800-810-0259
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Former Medicare Prosecutors Help Miami Clients

A team of experienced healthcare fraud defense attorneys and former Department of Justice prosecutors have come together to form the Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP.  Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP helps marketing groups, distributors, physicians, executives, business owners, and others in the healthcare arena by providing effective and assertive defense against allegations of illegal kickbacks, billing fraud, and Medicare fraud.  Our team offers both the experience of nationally recognized defense attorneys and the insights of our former federal healthcare fraud prosecutors who worked for the Department of Justice.  Together, we fight for our clients against allegations of civil or criminal healthcare fraud for clients such as:

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

Industries Investigated

As the news headlines reveal, investigations into alleged healthcare fraud are on the rise.  Truthfully, some parts of the healthcare industry are being scrutinized more closely than others; nonetheless, as government increases the number of healthcare fraud cases it brings, the likelihood of your practice being audited or investigated increases.  The healthcare fraud statutes apply to any business or person that contracts with, directly or indirectly, and is paid by, the United States government.  Services subject to these statutes include Tricare, Department of Labor patients, Medicaid, Medicare, and others.  If your practice is in any of the following areas, you are especially likely to be targeted for audit or prosecution:

  • Home Health Centers
  • Hospice Care Centers
  • Physician Owned Entities
  • Hospitals & Surgery Centers
  • Pharmacies
  • Toxicology Laboratories
  • Psychologists, Psychiatrists
  • Physicians, Nurses, Staff
  • Marketing Groups
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Medical Device Companies & DME Providers
  • Social Workers

Precautions to Take

Many business owners are shocked to realize that the federal government opened an investigation against their business. When valuable time has passed, these business owners will find out that the reason they are under investigation is often because overwhelmed, unmotivated, or unreliable staff members did not follow the company’s compliance standards and submitted false claims or even billed for medically unnecessary services. In these situations, it is important that experienced attorneys draw the line between organizational shortcomings and human errors on the one hand and criminal intent on the other hand.

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP has substantial experience in convincingly demonstrating to the government or to courts and juries that our clients had no desire, no will, and no intent to defraud Medicare or any other healthcare program. In many cases, we were able to institutionalize a recognized healthcare compliance program that effectively establishes, monitors, and enforces a company’s rules and ethical standards— instead of being prosecuted any further.

If you have been notified, or suspect, that you are being investigated or audited by the federal government, or if you simply want to ask questions in a free and confidential setting, contact the experienced attorneys at Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP today. Our senior attorneys are available seven days a week, including weekends.

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP
(800) 810-0259
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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