What is Medicaid Fraud?
Medicaid fraud covers a wide range of illegal activity, according to attorneys at Brewer & Pritchard of Houston. Sometimes, individual people attempt to defraud the Medicaid system, which was created in 1965 to provide health care to low income people nationwide. But many times, doctors, dentists, and other health care professionals try to deceive the government and commit large-scale Medicaid fraud. Our Medicaid fraud attorneys have the resources to take on hospitals, nursing homes, and other large institutions that may have committed fraud.
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Medicaid fraud cases can be extremely hard to identify. Typically, the people committing Medicaid fraud might include a doctor who submits claims for services never rendered or a large institution exaggerating the level of care provided to patients and then altering patient records to conceal the lack of care. The victims of Medicaid fraud often don't realize they are being taken advantage of by medical professionals. Usually, an employee who works at a hospital - often someone who works in billing - will bring a case forward. If you suspect Medicaid fraud, contact us immediately. You need a knowledgeable lawyer with years of experience handling your Medicaid fraud case.
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Some of the most common examples of Medicaid fraud we investigate at Brewer & Pritchard include:
- Phantom billing - Billing for services not performed
- Double billing - Billing twice for the same service
- Upcoding - Billing for a more expensive service
- Unbundling - Billing for several services that should be combined into one service
- Embezzlement - Taking funds designated for medical services
- Kickbacks - Accepting financial compensation in return for medical services
- Falsifying time sheets - Often occurs for in-home or outpatient services
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Knowing what to do if you suspect Medicaid fraud can be daunting. Cut through the confusion. Contact Brewer & Pritchard today. We know how to investigate fraud claims. We know what evidence to look for, and we have the track record to prove it. Case results matter here.
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