Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

80 Years Of Combined Trial Experience

Don’t Let Health Care Fraud Charges Ruin Your Life And Career

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.

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

At Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers represent doctors, nurses, home health care providers, chiropractors, clinics, hospitals, providers of medical equipment, pharmacies, medical billing companies and others facing health care fraud charges at the state or federal level.

Types Of Medical Fraud Charges You May Be Facing

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

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 are committed to convicting those they charge.

Get Help From Our Louisiana Medicaid Fraud Defense Attorneys

We strive to provide zealous defense with the minimum of exposure. Our attorneys have backgrounds as prosecutors, so they know how to effectively respond to investigations and charges. They have a combined 80 years of experience and are AV-Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale Hubbell’s peer-review rating system.

Call 225-377-4964 or contact a Louisiana Medicaid Medicare fraud lawyer online for a free initial consultation at our law office in East Baton Rouge Parish.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.