New York Medicaid Fraud
A New York Medicaid Fraud Lawyer can explain that Medicaid is a state and federal program, which was created to provide healthcare services to those who cannot afford it. When Medicaid Fraud occurs, it increases costs in the Medicaid program, which results in reduced medical services for the patients that need it most. Because of this, authorities are focusing on the investigation and prosecution of these types of crimes. If you have been charged with Medicaid Fraud, it is important to seek legal guidance right away, as you could be facing serious penalties. Whether you have been charged with Medicaid Fraud, Medicare Fraud, or other White Collar Crime such as bank fraud, Grand Larceny, computer fraud or Insurance Fraud, Contact a New York Medicaid Fraud Lawyer from Barry C. Weiss P.C. for legal guidance and support.
The Medicaid system is very complex, and it is not uncommon for doctors and health care providers to make mistakes. Medicaid Fraud is commonly seen with dentists, doctors, hospital administrators and pharmacists. There is a special division in the Medicaid system that investigates potential fraud, which is called the Office of Medicaid Management Review. Through their investigations, they could detect fraud in the following activities:
- Providing contraindicated medical supplies or services;
- Providing false information to obtain a prescription;
- Submitting bills for medical services that were never performed;
- Knowingly misrepresenting medical services performed.
If you are being investigated by Medicaid, or have already been charged with Medicaid Fraud, it is important to take prompt action and ensure that your rights are protected. Contact a New York Medicaid Lawyer from the Law Office of Barry C. Weiss P.C. for advice. It is important to not provide any information before you speak to a qualified attorney, as the information you provide could be misinterpreted, and ultimately hurt your case. Also, it is not uncommon for other charges to be involved that may overlap, such as a charge of Grand Larceny or petit larceny. When you come in, we will formulate a defense strategy and provide you with a free consultation. We litigate cases in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, as well as Westchester County and throughout New York City, such as Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Call us today for to schedule your free consultation at 212.785.1300 today.