The healthcare industry is one of the largest and most complex sectors of the American economy. Billions of dollars flow between patients, providers, private insurers, and federal and state governments through Medicare and Medicaid every single day. With so much money and so many nuances in billing, records, coding, and reimbursement practices, the opportunities for fraud are abundant.
Healthcare Fraud Charges Can Cost You Your Career and Much More. We Fight to Keep That From Happening.
Unfortunately, as state and federal officials attempt to crack down on healthcare fraud, many parties may find themselves in investigatory or prosecutorial crosshairs based on inadvertent errors or misunderstandings. Charges involving healthcare fraud or abuses of Medicaid and Medicare come with the possibility of significant fines and penalties, jail time, and the loss of accreditations, admitting privileges, or professional licenses, which could end a once-promising career.
If you are under audit or investigation for suspicion of healthcare fraud or have been criminally charged, everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve is at stake. Successfully fighting such charges requires not only courtroom skill and tenacity, but also an encyclopedic understanding of the complexities involved in healthcare fraud cases.
At Wigell Law Group, our Chicago healthcare fraud defense attorneys have the experience and knowledge to protect our clients from aggressive prosecutors determined to obtain convictions for these serious crimes. We work with individual physicians, pharmacists, home health agencies, compound pharmacies, urgent care centers, and behavioral health facilities to craft the most robust defense possible against healthcare fraud charges and shield our clients during audits and investigations.
The sooner you secure experienced healthcare fraud defense representation, the better your chances are of protecting your rights, avoiding costly missteps, and developing an effective defense strategy.
Aggressive and Knowledgeable Defense Against All Chicago Healthcare Fraud Charges
Healthcare fraud can take many forms, each one raising its own unique issues and challenges. Wigell Law Group provides exceptional defense representation for those facing every type of healthcare fraud charge, including those involving:
- Submitting false claims for payment to the Center for Medicare Services;
- Billing “ghost” patients;
- Billing for nonexistent services or equipment;
- Billing unbundled services;
- Overutilization of medical procedures or services;
- Lack of medical necessity;
- Utilization of excluded providers; and
- False statements on applications or contracts to participate in Medicare or Medicaid.
Now Is the Time to Protect Yourself Against Healthcare Fraud Charges. Call Wigell Law Group Today.
The moment you learn that you may be under scrutiny for healthcare fraud is the moment you should contact the attorneys at Wigell Law Group. We are prepared to act quickly to protect your rights at every stage of a criminal investigation or prosecution. If you are accused of such a crime, you need to move quickly as well. We offer free and confidential initial consultations, so we can learn more about your situation and develop a plan to respond to the investigation or charges.
To schedule your consultation, please call us today at 312-548-9250 or use our online contact form.