Billing & Insurance Fraud
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Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1347, a person can be found guilty of health care fraud if he/she knowingly and willfully executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice (1) to defraud any health care benefit program; or (2) to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services.
These types of cases often include over-billing, billing for services which were not rendered, unreasonable billing and unreasonable rates of services, personal kickbacks, and unnecessary treatment. Further, these billing fraud cases frequently relate to fraud concerning Medicare and Medicaid programs. Furthermore, violating the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act or the federal Anti-Kickback Statute also constitutes a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1347.
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In any health care crimes case, allegations are simply that — allegations. Prosecutors still need to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in court. To protect yourself from a wrongful conviction, seek help from a lawyer immediately.
At our firm, McKellar, Easter & DeVore, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers have nearly a decade of experience handling a variety of federal crimes cases, including billing and insurance fraud. We know the defense strategies that work and how to protect the rights of individuals throughout the legal process.
Call 865-566-0125 or send us an email to make an appointment at one of three offices in Knoxville, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. All initial telephone consultations are free and we accept credit cards for transactional work.