Health Care Fraud Charges
Skillful Defense for Health Care Professionals
When the Government suspects that a medical care provider is engaged in fraudulent billing, or other fraudulent services or practices, charges will be brought under federal statutes, usually through an indictment. However, medical doctors, physical therapists, and other medical professionals face more than just the possibility of criminal liability. The stakes also include the loss of professional licenses, professional reputations, and careers.
Haytham Faraj is a Chicago criminal defense lawyer who provides experienced and skilled legal representation throughout the investigation and trial process in cases involving charges of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Our extensive skills in handling high-profile cases allow us to provide professional advice and counsel in addition to expert legal representation.
What types of actions are considered health care fraud?
According to the FBI, health care fraud is a crime that costs the United States tens of billions of dollars each year. With such high financial losses, the authorities come down hard on individuals who are suspected of these offenses.
Her are a few ways that health care fraud can occur:
- Billing for medical services that are never performed
- Overbilling for services performed
- Ordering or performing services that are not actually necessary
- Misrepresenting key information about services performed (dates, nature of services, cost, etc.)
- Writing fraudulent or unnecessary prescriptions
Legal Advocacy from our Chicago Criminal Attorneys
In many cases, a simple clerical error or an innocent misunderstanding can be mistaken for a malicious scheme to steal public funds from the government. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC, we know that there are many medical professionals who are falsely accused of criminal acts. If you are a doctor or other health care professional whose freedom and career on the line because of health care fraud allegations, then there is no doubt that you need strong legal counsel on your side. Our seasoned attorney can help you build your defense and fight for a positive outcome in your case.