Healthcare fraud is a serious charge, carrying harsh prison terms and stiff monetary fines.
In cases of Medicaid or Medicare fraud, the government moves quickly to prosecute, which means you need to act fast too! Don’t wait another minute to contact a lawyer, hoping you'll miraculously get off on some technicality or that someone else will fall on the sword for you. You need an experienced healthcare fraud lawyer representing you. You need Robert Malove.
What Is Healthcare Fraud?
Healthcare fraud is defined as a deliberate act committed for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized benefits either for yourself or another person who isn't entitled to them. Both healthcare providers and recipients of benefits can be charged with healthcare fraud.
As a Medicare/Medicaid service provider, you can be facing charges of fraud based on a number of potential activities including:
- Billing for healthcare services that weren't provided
- Filing false claims for services and medical conditions
- Illegal fee sharing in violation of anti-kickback laws
- Coverage claims for non-existent illnesses
As a Medicare/Medicaid beneficiary, you could be facing fraud charges for the following activities:
- Falsifying information on the Medicare/Medicaid application
- Forging prescriptions
- Re-selling medicine received through the Medicaid program
- Allowing other persons to use your Medicare/Medicaid card
If you're charged with any of these offenses, you need to take the charges seriously.
First, you want to find a lawyer with experience and a full understanding of the complexity of a healthcare fraud defense in Florida. Healthcare fraud lawyer Robert Malove wrote the book on how to defend healthcare fraud and has long been recognized in the industry as the go-to attorney for fighting charges like these. For more than 30 years, he's defended clients in federal court. With someone like him in your corner, you can have the peace of mind that you're in good hands.
No One Is More Qualified to Help You Fight Healthcare Fraud Charges
Board certified as an expert in criminal trial law by the Florida Bar, Mr. Malove has extensive experience providing healthcare fraud defense. In his Medicare fraud blog, he shares what he knows about defending healthcare fraud charges such as:
- Unbundling of services
- Filing duplicate claims
- Providing medically-unnecessary services
- Paying or receiving kickbacks
- Stark Law violations
- Drug pedigree violations
- Drug diversion charges
- Doctor shopping
- Operating an illegal pain clinic
If the FBI contacted you with questions about your dealings with Medicare or Medicaid, you're right to be concerned. Where can you turn if you receive what's known as a target letter from the federal authorities? Mr. Malove offers the following:
- His experience helping others in this specialty area of law
- A steady hand to guide you through this challenge
- Extensive experience in the area of pill mill defense
- Representation for the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Pain Management, and Florida Society of Neurology
- His filing of an amicus curiae, or friend of the court, brief in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Florida statutes regulating the operation of pain clinics, which are often suspected of being pill mills
As a Florida Healthcare Fraud Lawyer, Robert Malove Knows What Is at Stake
If you're under investigation or charged with Medicare/Medicaid fraud as a medical doctor, medical clinic, hospital, DME carrier, dentist, or chiropractor; or the recipient of Medicare/Medicaid benefits; you need legal representation from a skilled attorney well-versed in this area of law.
Mr. Malove is rated AV by Martindale-Hubble as a pre-eminent lawyer, and was named in the Florida Directory of Super Lawyers. In 2015, Mr. Malove was named to Martindale-Hubble’s list of Top Healthcare Lawyers.
The Law Offices of Robert David Malove are located in Fort Lauderdale but represent clients all over South Florida and practice in federal courts throughout the United States. If you are facing healthcare fraud charges, fill out the form on this page to get in touch with us.