Los Angeles Medicaid Fraud Attorney
Medicaid Fraud Lawyer in Los Angeles
Medicaid fraud occurs where health care providers, including doctors, hospitals and dentists, bill the government for payment of medical goods and services that were never delivered or provided. Basically, medicaid fraud is theft of government money through the making of false statements.
The False Statements Act, 18 U.S.C. §1001:
Health care providers found guilty of intentionally providing false statements to the government, in the form of documents or written communication that try to conceal facts, are guilty under this act.
Penalty for conviction under this Act is a fine not exceeding $10,000 or an imprisonment of up to five years.
Medicaid fraud has different forms - as far as - different scheme in which it is committed. Some common schemes are filing false time sheets, billing for face to face visits when in reality there was no meeting, submits billings for physician office visits when the clinic has no licensed physician on staff.
Medicaid Fraud Penalties
- Imprisonment for up to 5 years
- Fines up to $20,000
- Civil penalties of $2,000 per false claim
- Exclusion from Medicaid
Contact a Los Angeles Medicaid fraud lawyer at our office today and we get your federal criminal charges under control and place every effort to get you the best results possible.