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Houston Healthcare Fraud Defense Attorneys

As the cost of healthcare services continues to rise, some may find it tempting to falsify information to receive cheaper medications or services. However, this is a criminal act with significant consequences. Healthcare fraud can be broadly defined as any filing of false healthcare claims for the purpose of monetary gain. Healthcare fraud isn’t only limited to patients, but may also be perpetrated by the providers of health services.

If you or someone you know have been accused of committing healthcare fraud, it is important that you obtain an experienced legal representative to ensure that your rights and freedoms are protected. Contact the Houston healthcare fraud defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-523-0404 today to discuss your case with an experienced criminal attorney.

Types of Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud may be perpetrated in any number of ways. Some of the most common forms include:

  • Providers billing patients for services that they did not perform
  • Falsification of patient information to justify costly medical procedures
  • Upcoding, or billing for procedures more expensive than the one actually performed
  • Forgiving co-pays and charging insurance carriers more
  • Patients filing claims for services or procedures not performed
  • Using another person’s insurance card

These are serious crimes that can have significant consequences beyond any penalties or fines involved. However, if the fraudulent activity involved the Postal Service or any electronic communications, it may also be prosecuted as a federal crime, with prison sentences potentially lasting several decades.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of healthcare fraud, you need a forceful legal defense to protect your good name. Contact the Houston healthcare fraud defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-523-0404 to begin working to build a compelling case.