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Our National Health Care Appellate Attorneys Have What It Takes for Physicians Wrongly Convicted of Healthcare Fraud, Other Healthcare-Related Charges

If you have been wrongly convicted of healthcare fraud, you need a team of experienced, national healthcare appellate attorneys by your side. Why? Because health care fraud is an extremely complicated area of law, and the appeals process requires experts who know not just the nuances of healthcare law, but also criminal law.

The Federal Healthcare Fraud Statute is a “catch-all” provision used by the government to encompass virtually any type of health care fraud, including:

  • 18 U.S.C. § 1347 – The Federal Health Care Fraud Statute
  • 18 U.S.C. § 1349 – Attempt and Conspiracy
  • 18 U.S.C. § 1341 – Mail Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. § 1343 – Wire Fraud
  • 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b – Anti-Kickback
  • 41 U.S.C. § 3729 – False Claims Act
 

The statute specifically states that anyone who “knowingly and willfully executes or attempts to execute a scheme to defraud any health care benefit program or obtain by means of false pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program” is guilty of fraud and subject to imprisonment.

The penalties for a conviction for the offenses listed above can be devastating, including both imprisonment and monetary penalties or sanctions. The consequences of a healthcare fraud conviction will impact the rest of your personal and professional life.

How Long Do I Have To Appeal?

In order to appeal your conviction, you must act quickly. Under federal law, you have only 14 days to file notice an appeal after the entry of the judgment. There are a lot of decisions that must be made prior to filing an appeal, so it is important to contact your appellate attorney as soon as possible.

On What Grounds Can I Appeal?

Generally, there are seven common grounds for which individuals convicted of healthcare fraud can seek to appeal their health care fraud conviction:

      • “Plain error,” meaning the judge made a serious error in applying the law to the facts of your case at trial.
      • The weight of the evidence does not support the verdict against you.
      • The judge abused his/her discretion during your trial.
      • You received ineffective assistance of counsel.
      • An incorrect legal ruling by the judge.
      • Prosecutorial misconduct.
      • Improper calculation of forfeiture and restitution (this commonly occurs).

The basis for an appeal is a very fact-heavy, nuanced legal determination, and your appellate attorneys can assist you with it. The future of your personal and professional life may hinge on the outcome of your appeal.

Chapman Law Group: Your Choice for Fraud Appeals

Unlike most criminal defense attorneys, the national healthcare fraud appellate attorneys at Chapman Law Group are dedicated to representing health care providers across the U.S. and are knowledgeable in issues specifically related to healthcare fraud appeals.

If you have been convicted of healthcare fraud and/or ordered to pay penalties, fines, or restitution, our team of healthcare fraud appellate attorneys will help you navigate the appeals process and assist you in challenging the outcome of your conviction. Because there is a short window for an effective appellate argument, we urge you to contact us immediately so we may look into your case’s merits.

Our team of health care fraud appeals attorneys has extensive experience handling wrongful criminal health care fraud cases and convictions — including False Claims Act, kickbacks, fee-splitting, patient brokering, and self-referral (Stark Law).

We represent all healthcare providers, such as specialty and traditional physicians and doctors, pharmacists, specialists in pain management, chiropractorsdentists, and many other licensed medical professionals who are facing criminal charges. In addition, we defend home health agencies, compound pharmacies, urgent care centers, and behavioral health facilities nationwide who have been accused of health care fraud. 

Our healthcare fraud appeals lawyers serve healthcare professionals throughout the U.S., with offices in Detroit, Michigan; Sarasota, Florida, and Miami; and Los Angeles/Southern California

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

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