Cape Cod Medicare Fraud Defense Attorney

Medicare is a system carefully supervised and heavily regulated by the United States government. If you are a medical professional, intentional violation of regulation can very well lead to a federal crimes charge with the potential to destroy your career or even place you in prison. In most cases, the government’s evidence regarding Medicare fraud comes mostly from its examination of affiliated paperwork.

Skilled Cape Cod Medicare fraud defense attorney James Powderly understands that when it comes to intricate administrative work an individual in the healthcare industry can easily make an honest mistake which may be misinterpreted. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, however, we are passionately committed to providing you with a vigorous defense against these damaging allegations. Contact us at 508-343-0676.

Examples of Medicare Fraud

Both members of the healthcare industry and patients can be charged with Medicare fraud. The allegations are usually associated with inaccurate billing, or manipulating the system to obtain services to which one is not entitled. Three most common types of Medicare fraud are:

  • Phantom billing – the medical professional bills Medicare for superfluous or nonexistent costs (i.e. a surgery that was never actually performed)
  • Patient billing – a specific patient provides his Medicare information in exchange for under-the-table benefits; here, the medical professional again bills Medicare under false pretenses
  • Upcoding and unbundling – the medical professional increases the cost of bills to Medicare, although the patient never receives corresponding treatment

Contact Us

Knowledgeable and aggressive Medicare fraud defense attorney James Powderly is prepared to offer his services to clients who are currently facing a federal lawsuit pertaining to the handling of these claims. If you are currently facing such a charge, contact us by calling 508-343-0676.

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