Health Care Fraud

Baton Rouge Health Care Fraud Defense Lawyers

If you are a health care professional, changes in your field are hard enough to keep up with, without the complication of billing under government health insurance plans. Mistakes are easy to make. Overzealous prosecutors may cast mistakes as deliberate fraud. Contact a Baton Rouge health care fraud defense lawyer.

Health care fraud charges can seem like insult added to the injury of an overly-complicated reimbursement system. An investigation is bad enough even if charges are not filed.

Our law firm represents doctors, nurses, home health care providers, chiropractors, clinics, hospitals, providers of medical equipment, pharmacies, medical billing companies and others.

Charges

A wide variety of allegations can form the basis of charges:

  • Deliberately billing for duplicate payment
  • Inflated billing of services
  • Kickbacks or self-referrals
  • "Upcoding"
  • Billing for noncovered services
  • Incorrect reporting of diagnoses or procedures to maximize insurance reimbursement
  • Charging separately for services that are actually a part of one single procedure
  • Performing medically unnecessary services in order to bill
  • Hidden charges
  • Manipulation of billing codes
  • Misrepresenting oneself as a licensed health care provider

Louisiana Medicaid Medicare Fraud Attorneys

The potential consequences of conviction include Medicare and Medicaid delisting, loss of licensure and even a prison sentence. Prosecutors must, however, prove that you intended to commit fraud or another crime, and that you didn't simply make an honest mistake. At the same time, they are experts at gathering information and committed to convicting those they charge.

Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, strive to provide the best possible defense with the minimum of exposure. The attorneys have backgrounds as prosecutors, and know how to effectively respond to investigation and charges. The lawyers have a combined 65 years experience and are AV-rated* under Martindale Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Call 225-250-1812 or contact a Louisiana Medicaid Medicare fraud lawyer online for a free initial consultation at our law office in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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