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What is Upcoding Medicaid Fraud?

Honest answers to complicated questions about upcoding from a law firm you can trust

Specific codes exist for every medical procedure covered by Medicaid, the government-funded health care program for low income residents and other people, including pregnant women and handicapped people. Each medical test has its own code. The same is true for every surgical procedure covered by Medicaid.

Medicaid reimburses health care providers based on the codes provided for each service. Most medical professionals provide the correct code. But some dishonest health care companies enter a different code, which results in Medicaid paying the company more money. This illegal practice is known as upcoding, according to Houston law firm Brewer & Pritchard.

Upcoding Medicaid fraud cases can be complicated. We can help. Contact us

Brewer & Pritchard has a wealth of knowledge about upcoding Medicaid fraud cases. We understand how the legal system works, know how to gather evidence and use that information to build a strong Medicaid fraud case. This complicated work requires great skill and precise attention to detail.

Some law firms avoid taking on such complex cases. We thrive on them. That's because we know that the work we do today can make a dramatic difference in the lives of our clients and society at large for many years to come.

It takes courage for a Medicaid fraud whistleblower to step forward and do the right thing. We can provide legal guidance and help you pursue justice. Contact Brewer & Pritchard today if you are aware of upcoding in your workplace or if you are a Medicaid recipient who is aware of upcoding taking place.

Every case matters. The more we do to stamp out Medicaid fraud, the better the system works for people who legitimately rely on such government aid to survive. Do your part. Contact us today. Call 800-445-8710 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule an appointment.