Houston Lawyer Defending Health Care Providers And Others Charged With Medicare Fraud
The actions of health care providers and health care facilities have been under increasing scrutiny in recent years, and that scrutiny will only increase as portions of the Affordable Health Care Act (also called Obamacare) take effect. This increased attention has led to individuals and health care entities being charged with Medicare and Medicaid fraud, as well as many other health care fraud offenses. Sometimes these charges stem from nothing more than a mistake or omission, such as forgetting to fill in the correct check box, in the massive number of forms that are a required part of the bureaucracy that the government has installed in the health care industry.
Serious Ramifications For Medicare Fraud Charges
Doctors, nurses and other providers who are just trying to practice medicine and help their patients suddenly find themselves the target of investigations or criminal charges that can ruin their professional reputation, lead to a loss of their license to practice medicine and even result in a prison sentence.
Obtain Representation For Protection
If you find yourself the subject of an investigation for Medicare fraud or any other health care-related offense, you need an experienced Houston Medicare fraud attorney on your side now. A lawyer with a full understanding of fraud cases can help you steer the investigation to show your innocence and protect your rights when you are facing allegations of:
- Improper billing
- Phantom billing
- Double billing
- Services not rendered
- Services not medically necessary
I’m R. Todd Bennett, and for more than 25 years, I have served the needs of clients in Houston and Harris County and throughout Texas. I am well-versed in all aspects of fraud cases and other white collar criminal matters and am so committed to the field of criminal defense that I have become board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I know how to show that actions that are necessary and customary practices in the health care industry do not rise to the level of fraud, and I know that mere mistakes should not lead to life-altering and career-ending prosecutions against well-meaning health care providers.
If An Investigation Is Underway, Contact R. Todd Bennett
Whether you are an individual health care professional or the owner of a health care facility, my proven defense strategies can help you protect your rights, freedom and hard-earned reputation. Call 713-489-7763 or contact me through my online form to arrange a consultation.