When the government investigates you for Medicaid fraud, it has tremendous resources on its side. In New York the resources include hundreds of auditors, investigators, and prosecutors at the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) and the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. These experienced professionals aggressively investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud.
You need an experienced Medicaid fraud defense attorney on your side. In addition to addressing the specifics of an audit, investigation, or criminal charges, your lawyer must help you protect your career, your professional license, your standing with your employer, your reputation with your peers, and your continued inclusion in the Medicaid and Medicare programs.
For more than 25 years, John Howley, Esq. has defended major pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other large institutions in government investigations, civil lawsuits, and criminal trials and appeals. He formed The Howley Law Firm to provide individual professionals, practice groups, and other healthcare providers with the same high-quality representation and legal advice. To schedule a consultation, call him at (212) 601-2728.
There is no such thing as a “routine” Medicaid audit. If you have been selected for an audit, it means that the government suspects you have engaged in fraud. You must take any Medicaid audit seriously because it can lead to claims for restitution, exclusion from the Medicaid program, suspension or revocation of your professional license, and even criminal charges.
Our lawyers take a pro-active approach to Medicaid audits by helping you develop the strongest possible record to support your claims for reimbursement. Click here for more information.
You will first learn about a Medicaid fraud investigation when investigators from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit show up asking questions or serve you with a subpoena duces tecum. However, this is notthe start of their investigation. The investigators have already analyzed your billing records. They may have spoken with patients, a whistleblower, and former employees. They want to speak with you and obtain your records because they already believe that you may be guilty of Medicaid fraud.
You need an experienced defense lawyer on your side immediately to protect your rights. Click here for more information.
The consequences of Medicaid fraud criminal charges can be devastating. The mere filing of criminal charges can result in your suspension from the Medicaid program, an inability to collect payment on pending claims for services already provided, and professional disciplinary charges.
You need to consult with an experienced Medicaid fraud defense lawyer immediately to protect your rights, your license, and your livelihood. Click here for more information.