Healthcare Fraud Defense
Houston Healthcare Fraud Lawyers :: The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp
Healthcare fraud in Texas is typically seen as a white-collar crime. It occurs whenever someone is deceitful in their attempts to acquire medical benefits or payment for services. Physicians, nurses, dentists, therapists, case workers and even patients may be charged with healthcare fraud; in fact, many cases involve multiple parties. An individual may be accused of committing healthcare fraud if he:
- Bills for services that were never performed
- Falsifies a patient’s diagnosis to justify additional tests or procedures that are unnecessary
- Utilizes another person’s healthcare coverage or insurance card
These are the most common types of healthcare fraud. Individuals may be charged with committing other fraudulent acts that are not listed above.
If the law decides that a person is guilty of committing healthcare fraud, he may be punished with:
- Revoked medical benefits
- Heavy fees or financial restitution
- Loss of preferred provider status
- Loss of practitioner’s license
Allegations of fraud sometimes stem from errors in paperwork. In other cases, healthcare fraud is a well-organized scheme that continues for some time before it is discovered. Do not attempt to defend against these charges by yourself. Get in touch with a healthcare fraud defense lawyer today.
Accusations of healthcare fraud are aggressively pursued by insurance companies that want to make sure that they do not pay more than necessary for patients’ care. These companies usually have skilled investigators and attorneys who are specially trained to protect the assets of their organizations.
Contact a Healthcare Fraud Attorney Today
The insurance companies have aggressive lawyers on their side. If you have been charged with committing healthcare fraud, you need a strong legal defense, too. The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp is ready to guard your rights. Matthew Sharp refuses to be intimidated by the large insurance companies that are accustomed to getting their way by bullying and harassing private citizens.
Before you make any statements to investigators, call The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp today at 713-868-6100 and get a complimentary legal consultation.