Healthcare Fraud and How to Appeal
Health care fraud is an extremely complicated area of law. Our team of health care fraud appeals attorneys has extensive experience handling criminal health care fraud cases, including false claims, kickbacks, fee-splitting, patient brokering, stark, and others. Our team of attorneys defends providers and suppliers nationwide. Our clients include physicians, pharmacists, home health agencies, compound pharmacies, urgent care centers, and behavioral health facilities who have been accused of health care fraud. In addition, our health care fraud appeals attorneys handle appeals of wrongful health care fraud convictions.
Health care fraud may include any of the following:
- 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 Federal Healthcare Fraud Statute is a “catch-all” provision used by the government to encompass virtually any type of health care fraud, including those listed above. 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. If you have been wrongly convicted of healthcare fraud you need a team of experienced appellate attorneys by your side.