Alexandria Healthcare Fraud Attorneys
Accused of Healthcare Fraud? Let Bynum & Jenkins Law Defend You!
Medicare and Medicaid are U.S. federal benefits programs worth billions
of dollars, which is why healthcare fraud commonly occurs every year.
If you or a loved one is currently under investigation for potential healthcare
fraud, a conviction can result in severe criminal penalties from federal
court, which is why it is important to seek legal representation from
federal crime lawyer.
Bynum & Jenkins Law has provided aggressive and personalized legal counsel for residents in
Alexandria and the surrounding area since 1999. Our legal team has 26
years of experience defending clients against complex legal matters, including
several types of federal crimes. We are ready to investigate your case,
collect and examine evidence, and build an effective and strong defense
strategy to get the outcome and justice you deserve.
Contact us today at
(703) 537-5522 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What is Healthcare Fraud?
Healthcare fraud is a federal crime that entails filing a claim for financial
gain or some sort of benefit. Although it is possible for someone accused of healthcare fraud to be charged
with Virginia state penalties, most cases of healthcare fraud involving
Medicare or Medicaid will result in federal charges.
Types of Healthcare Fraud
The most common forms of healthcare fraud include:
- Medical billing errors
- Overbilling for medical services
- Inflating costs for medical procedures
- Charging for services the patient failed to receive
- Performing unnecessary medical procedures
- Falsifying diagnoses patient records
- Accepting or offering kickbacks for patient referrals
What are the Penalties for Healthcare Fraud?
Healthcare fraud carries extremely harsh penalties. For example, making
a false claim or statement on a Medicaid or Medicare claim is federal
offense, punishable by a maximum federal prison term of 10 years and a
fine of up to $500,000 per offense for individuals, while groups can be
fined up to millions or billions of dollars. If a healthcare fraud leads
to another person’s serious injury or death, then a conviction can
result in federal imprisonment for up to 20 years.
Protecting the Rights of Healthcare Providers in Virginia & Washington D.C.
It is not uncommon for an honest mistake, billing error, or omission to
be viewed as a criminal offense. Remember, there must be intention behind
the act or else your case will be dismissed. Let our Alexandria healthcare
fraud defense attorneys protect your rights and freedom against false
Contact us today for more information about our federal criminal defense services.