The Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services have announced a massive joint effort to prosecute health care fraud. The press release details an indictment against fifty-three people across the country.
And there is other health care fraud news around the country. Just today, a surgeon was charged in New Jersey, and a doctor who runs three clinics was indicted in Illinois. Last week, forty-two people were arrested in California on health care fraud charges. Health care fraud is a hot law enforcement priority.
I’ve represented people being investigated for health care fraud charges, and I’ve represented people charged with crimes related to health care fraud. These prosecutions and investigations are tricky for defense lawyers. They routinely require defense counsel to investigate the details of Medicare regulations in order to effectively represent their clients.