Throughout the country, and especially in New York City, health care providers such as doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and others have become a major target of state and federal government officials. Healthcare fraud has come under increasing scrutiny, and investigations of healthcare providers leading to serious fines, administrative penalties, disciplinary actions and jail time are at an all-time peak. Authorities are targeting Medicare and No-Fault facilities, pharmacists and pharmacies, health spas, medical equipment suppliers, drug researchers, laboratories, nursing homes, ambulance and ambulette companies, group homes and even hospitals.
With the recent healthcare legislation passed and increasing government funding devoted to health care fraud prosecutions, New York City has become the focus point of zealous enforcement efforts. We understand the complexities of health care fraud prosecutions, the intricate tactics and manoeuvres used by investigators and how the government builds its case. State and federal law enforcement agencies aggressively scrutinize the operations of health care operators and professionals, leading to criminal charges being filed in state and federal courts. If you are under investigation, or charges have been filed, you need skilled, experienced health care fraud defense attorneys with a successful track record.
Members of our Firm regularly represent individuals, including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, ancillary services providers such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, physical therapists and podiatrists, as well as durable medical equipment suppliers, transportation providers, and medical office managers in criminal proceedings in the New York State and Federal Courts. Our attorneys have experience in various proceedings as they pertain to health care providers facing actual or potential health care fraud investigations, including Federal False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Laws prosecutions, grand jury investigations, RICO actions, and others.
We are well-versed in various areas of applicable processes and issues that may be involved including consensual surrender, undercover informants and search warrant issues, grand jury procedure including motions to limit subpoena, as well as structuring plea agreements to minimize professional disciplinary and other serious consequences for healthcare professionals. Our attorneys are well educated in law enforcement procedures and protocol and are trained to assist healthcare providers who regrettably become caught up in the criminal justice system. Our lawyers zealously defend various medical professionals charged with criminal violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Federal False Claims Act and No-Fault or worker’s compensation fraud as well as those facing charges of conspiracy, extortion, forgery, money-laundering and mail fraud. Members of our legal team are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to provide qualified legal counsel and aggressive defense, absolutely necessary for anyone facing an investigation or prosecution by the government.