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How can you fight against healthcare fraud charges?

On Behalf of | Jul 2, 2024 | Criminal Defense |

Federal and state prosecutors aggressively pursue healthcare fraud cases. If you’ve been accused of taking kickbacks or overcharging insurance companies or state or federal healthcare programs, then there’s a lot on the line. A conviction could lead to incarceration, restitution, hefty fines, and irreparable damage to your reputation and career. That’s why you need to be ready to fight for your future.

How do you defend against healthcare fraud charges?

A lot of your defense approach is going to be dictated by the facts at hand. That said, here are some strategies that you might be able to utilize in your case:

  • Challenge or contradict the prosecution’s evidence by pointing out inconsistencies, inaccuracies, or motivation or bias against you.
  • Attack the fact that prosecutors can’t prove your intent to knowing defraud an insurance company or government entity.
  • Present evidence that shows that you rendered the services in question and that they were medically necessary.

Keep in mind that there’s a lot that goes into an effective healthcare fraud defense. You may need expert testimony to help you show that services rendered were medically necessary, statistics to show the frequency with which certain services are rendered, and close scrutiny of medical records to ensure that you’re both not voluntarily turning over documents that you don’t have to and that you can appropriately address those that the government is relying upon in their case.

Aggressively fight against the healthcare fraud charges levied against you

Healthcare fraud cases can be extraordinarily complicated. Therefore, many accused individuals find that it’s not a good idea to try to navigate the intricacies of their case on their own. So, if you’ve been accused of healthcare fraud, then now may be the time for you to seek out any assistance you may need in developing an effective criminal defense strategy.


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