Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens Medicare Fraud Defense Lawyer
Medicaid and Medicare are government programs that provide medical care for eligible patients. There are guidelines that must be followed when using these health-‐related services and any suspicious activity can result in criminal charges. State and federal government entities have recently increased their efforts to monitor any and all suspicious claims. Doctors, patients, clinics and hospitals can be charged with Medicaid or Medicare fraud for various activities. Whether you are under investigation for or have been charged with Medicaid or Medicare fraud, you must enlist the help of a criminal defense lawyer so that your rights and interests can remain protected.
A New York Medicaid Fraud Attorney at Whittel & Melton can provide you with the effective legal representation you need to fight state or federal healthcare fraud charges. As trial lawyers, we are highly familiar with state and federal investigations, grand jury proceedings and appeals. Contact us today at 866‐608‐5529 to begin receiving the help you need to protect your reputation, future and freedom.
What is the Difference between Medicaid and Medicare?
The Medicaid program involves both federal and state governments. In general, health care providers bill the state Medicaid program directly for any services provided. The state will then compensate providers through prepayment arrangements like HMOs. The federal government will then repay the state for its share of Medicaid costs. Due to this arrangement, Medicaid fraud charges can be brought under state or federal jurisdiction.
Medicare, however, is a federal health insurance program that only covers hospital and medical care expenses for elderly and selected disabled patients. Medicare fraud cases are usually prosecuted on the federal level.
Accused of Medicaid or Medicare Fraud? We Can Help.
Typically, health care fraud charges arise from a healthcare professional or clinic billing for care that was never actually received. These charges can involve hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, medical care clinics and virtually any other type of medical facility. At Whittel & Melton, we provide patients and professionals with the legal assistance they desperately need to beat Medicaid or Medicare charges related to the following issues:
- Filing false Medicaid claims
- Fraudulent, false, or embellished physical or mental conditions or illnesses
- Medicaid claims using false or stolen identities
- Claims for medical care or treatment that was never actually performed
- Offering illegal kickbacks
- Using fabricated information to trick patients into joining a Medicare plan
Contact Whittel & Melton Today – 866-608-5529
Medicaid insurance laws and regulations are so complex that even veteran healthcare and insurance professionals have trouble understanding them. The New York City Medicaid Fraud Lawyers at Whittel & Melton take the necessary time to sort out the policies and practices under scrutiny. We work together with medical and insurance experts to mount the strongest possible defense against the government’s accusations.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Medicare or Medicaid fraud, contact us at Whittel & Melton to schedule a complimentary and confidential consultation with one of our New York City Medicaid Fraud attorneys. We are dedicated to helping clients accused of fraud and other white collar crimes throughout Orange County and the boroughs of New York City -‐ Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. Contact us today online or call us statewide and toll-free at 866‐608-5529.