Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
Palm Beach County White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Florida Medicare and Medicaid Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will provide you and your medical office effective, aggressive and learned criminal defense. If you have been contacted by law enforcement or if you are under active investigation - you need competent legal criminal legal counsel immediately!
If you have been arrested do not negotiate or comment on your case with law enforcement or worse the prosecutors without discussing your case with a qualified criminal defense law firm.
The Medicare and Medicaid Fraud attorneys at Whittel & Melton, LLC are ready to assist and lead your defense. State and Federal Agents commonly go after all types of groups in these cases. Alleging Up coding and other irregularities, Kickbacks to patients/staff, Billing for non-service, over charging for medical services or simply fraudulent submission of medical forms is the norm.
Obviously Doctors, medical office/clinic owners/ board of directors, billing employees, but also D.M.E. associates (aka durable medical equipment providers) can be the target of the prosecution. Florida has become ground zero for Medicare and Medicaid Fraud. Specifically, the media has speculated that nationally healthcare fraud accounts for $68 - $226 billion a year.
In 2009, 227 people were charged in the Southern District of Florida, Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County with some version of Medical billing fraud, with the estimated loss nearing $951 million, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Don't face the Judge Alone!
Our advice is that you begin your defense as early as possible -- speaking to law enforcement before speaking to an attorney can put you in jeopardy. If, for instance, you feel that your Medicaid ICD-9 or CPT coding is being investigated --don't wait to be audited or questioned by the Attorney General's office, FBI, FDLE or your local Sheriff's Office. Call us for a free consultation.
We will work to defend you before you are charged, speaking with law enforcement and prosecutors on your behalf to give you the best possible chance of keeping you from being charged with a crime. Don't wait for an indictment or information to filed against you - call us today:
Local: (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll free: (866) 608-5529.
Our experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to consult, defend and vindicate clients charged with federal crimes throughout Palm Beach County, including: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.