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Houston Healthcare Fraud Lawyers

As the United States works to provide important public services to its citizens, the federal budget sets aside a substantial amount of money for healthcare expenses. To cut back on abuses committed against this system, the government regularly investigates cases of healthcare fraud. If there is sufficient evidence to put together a case, a suspect may face federal fraud charges.

For more information concerning your rights in a criminal trial, contact the Houston healthcare fraud lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-222-0400 today.

What is Considered Fraud?

Generally considered one of the major types of white collar crimes, fraud occurs whenever a person takes property through deceit. This crime often occurs with organizations and agencies that are too large to adequately catch all fraudulent actions. This makes the federal government a particularly vulnerable target, especially with such massive healthcare budgets. In practice, fraud is commonly defined in the following illegal actions:

  • Providing false cost information
  • Creating kickbacks or self-referrals
  • Billing the government for unnecessary treatments
  • Billing the government for non-existent treatments

If someone faces criminal charges because of Medicare or Medicaid fraud, sentencing can include heavy financial penalties, professional disbarment, and time in prison.

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If you or someone you love has been charged with healthcare fraud, the consequences can destroy professional opportunities and permanently damage one’s reputation. To learn more about your rights and options as a defendant, contact the Houston healthcare fraud attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today by calling 713-222-0400.