Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

The Medicare and Medicaid systems in Texas have strict regulations when it comes to filing claims. Health care businesses throughout the United States rely on the Houston, Texas, law firm of Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C., to provide effective defense against Medicare fraud or Medicaid fraud charges.

The firm has earned a reputation for advising and representing hospitals, clinics and other medical care facilities. Having represented numerous plaintiffs in these cases, Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C., is well-suited to represent defendants, too, because they know what it takes to bring and to defend these cases.

Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Explained

Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims often involve billing either state-administered health care program inappropriately. Examples of the kinds of cases health care workers bring against Medicaid providers include:

  • Alleged billing for unnecessary procedures, or procedures that never took place
  • Alleged misrepresenting the dates or locations of medical procedures
  • Alleged "unbundling" a procedure by billing for each step separately
  • Allegedly tampering with a patient's medical records, or forging signatures

If you have been accused of Medicare or Medicaid fraud, you need representation by lawyers who have successfully brought these kinds of cases. Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C., is well-suited to represent Medicaid providers and other health care providers accused of wrongdoing because they have represented numerous plaintiffs in these cases. Thus, they know what it takes to defend these cases.

Private litigants as well as state and federal authorities take allegations of health care fraud very seriously. Virtually all Medicaid and Medicare fraud cases carry potential criminal liability, so if you've been accused of fraud, you need representation by lawyers who will protect your rights.

Often, investigations are the result of qui tam reports made by employees under the False Claims Act. Keep in mind that people who make a successful qui tam claim on behalf of the federal government stand to make treble damages, plus up to $15,000 per violation, providing a potentially powerful incentive to make questionable claims against an employer. Many cases involve hundreds or thousands of alleged violations, so the exposure has the potential of crippling or bankrupting persons accused of fraud.

The Difference Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C., Provides

The attorneys of Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C., have handled numerous Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases. They are skilled litigators with extensive knowledge of the applicable law who are fully prepared to take each case to trial, if necessary.

Case Evaluations

Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C., is available for consultations regarding any Medicare fraud matter. The lawyers can be reached at 800-236-7468 or via email. If you've been accused of Medicaid or Medicare fraud, you need to have legal representation by lawyers who will take this as seriously as you do, and who understand the stakes.

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