With Medicare Fraud Strike Force Active in Detroit, Healthcare Professionals Need Solid Defense

Why Should My Practice Be Concerned with Medicare Fraud in Detroit?

In Detroit, the existence of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has caused a drastic increase in the number of Medicare fraud prosecutions against physicians, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers. 

And without a Michigan regulatory compliance lawyer on your side, you could be exposed to severe penalties if you face any of these health care and Medicare fraud allegations:

  • Billing for medically unnecessary services
  • Home health care fraud
  • Billing for services not rendered
  • Pharmacy fraud
  • Upcoding
  • Unbundling
  • Pharmacies not filling medication
  • Pharmacies waiving co-pays
  • Overprescribing
  • Prescribing unnecessary maintenance medications
  • Health care kickbacks

What is the Medicare Fraud Strike Force?

The strike force is comprised of a team of Assistant U.S. Attorneys. These are federal prosecutors specifically trained in investigating and prosecuting Medicare fraud at medical facilities and healthcare practices. In addition, the Strike Force also includes investigators from the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG-HHS) and the FBI. These prosecutors and investigators work as a team, moving from one healthcare fraud investigation to another.

Strike forces are also located in Miami, Los Angeles, California, Texas, Louisiana, Brooklyn, Tampa, Chicago and Dallas.

What Should I Look For in a Medicare Fraud Defense Lawyer?

Medicare fraud defense requires an attorney with detailed-specialized knowledge of ever-changing rules and regulations. Proper defense to a Medicare fraud investigation or indictment can be costly for a doctor if litigated by someone not intimately familiar with Medicare fraud defense and healthcare regulatory compliance, as well as criminal law.

This is not a task that should be entrusted to an attorney who does not regularly practice healthcare fraud.

Properly defending Medicare fraud charges requires knowledge of complex healthcare regulations, meticulous review of thousands of records, thoughtful investigation, a thorough understanding of what goes into healthcare compliance plans, what a false claim accusation entails, and a team of experienced experts.

Early intervention of a skilled medicare fraud attorney who not only can handle your indictment or investigation, but also all related collateral proceedings, will save you time and money, and will provide you peace of mind. 

How Does Chapman Law Group Stand Apart When It Comes to Medicare, Medicaid and Healthcare Fraud Defense?

Unlike most criminal defense lawyers, our Detroit Medicare fraud attorneys have litigated healthcare fraud cases across the country, and we are prepared to vigorously defend you and your healthcare practice, pain management clinic, dentistry practice, ophthalmology clinic, urgent care practice, or pharmacy.

Our team of experienced lawyers includes former health care fraud prosecutors and investigators in addition to attorneys with advanced degrees and certifications in healthcare. We have obtained notable victories, including the dismissal of healthcare fraud, Medicaid fraud and Medicare fraud cases against physicians and other health professionals.

In addition, we handle Qui Tam and whistleblower actions.

When you hire Chapman Law Group, you are hiring a full-service law firm that is dedicated to representing health professionals in all related collateral proceedings, including:

  • DEA registration proceedings
  • Medicare audits
  • Medicaid audits
  • Medicaid compliance matters
  • State board proceedings, NPDP, and staff credentialing proceedings
  • False claims

Whether your health care practice is in the Metro Detroit area (Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Troy) or in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Flint or Saginaw, we are here to advise, represent and defend you if you’re facing Medicare fraud charges. 

In addition, we provide top legal service for licensed healthcare professionals all across Florida (Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and other regions), and nationally in regions including Los Angeles and Southern CaliforniaChicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.

Call us today and let us put our know-how to work for you.

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