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What are the penalties for a federal crime like Medicare fraud?

| Feb 6, 2015 | Federal Crimes |

When someone is charged with Medicare fraud, it is a federal crime. This means that the penalties quickly become very serious.

Medicare fraud can be committed by a single individual, a group of people or an institution. Some examples of Medicare fraud include:

— Billing for services that were never provided or for supplies that were never used

— Billing for an appointment that the Medicare patient didn’t keep

— Billing for a more extensive procedure than what was actually done

— Using codes on claims that shouldn’t be used, such as billing for unbundled codes

At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we understand how to provide strong, effective defenses against federal crimes, including Medicare fraud. We also understand that someone may have committed the fraud without knowing it or may have been associated with someone who knowingly committed the crime. Our team of legal professionals will review your records and determine how to move forward with your case so that you have the best chance at a positive ending.

At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, we are experienced at defending our clients against the federal laws that govern Medicare fraud. These include:

— The False Claim Act

— Physician Self-Referral Law

— Anti-Kickback Statute

— United States Criminal Code

These types of cases can be very complex and may take quite some time to move through the federal court. We will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that your rights are not violated and that you have a solid representation beside you. Please take a look at our website to learn more about our services.

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