The Medicaid system is designed to help people in need. But some people like to beat the system and that is where Medicaid fraud comes in.
If you’ve been arrested for Medicaid fraud, the first thing you should do is to contact The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, for assistance. Criminal Defense attorney Michael Anzalone is here to help you wade to a very complex legal system.
With a Medicaid fraud charge you’ll especially need a criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in the state’s laws and the federal judicial system. With this kind of charge, depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be facing federal charges.What is Considered Medicaid Fraud?
Medicaid fraud is kind of an umbrella charge that includes multiple kinds of criminal acts. For example, you could get caught for billing for services that were not rendered, or billing for upcoded services _ which happens when a provider misrepresents the diagnosis and chooses higher-costing procedure codes for treatment. Other kinds of Medicaid fraud include billing for uncovered services, or substituting drugs, or even kickbacks to induce someone to refer Medicaid patients. There can also be supplemental charges or instances where a provider could inflate customary charges.
Medicaid fraud has always come under heavy scrutiny from prosecutors, but especially so in these turbulent times in the healthcare industry.
It is vital for you to speak with a lawyer before you talk to law enforcement officers or detectives about your case. That’s because anything you say can harm your case. You can rest assure that when you hire Michael Anazalone, your best interests will always be a top priority.
Whether your case goes before a judge or your attorney thinks it is best to plead guilty for a plea deal with prosecutors, it is our goal to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.
An arrest can wreck your life. After an arrest _ even before a conviction _ your reputation could be tarnished, you could lose your job and your family might be very embarrassed. There could be a harsh penalty or fines that you are ordered by a judge to pay.
An example of a plea arrangement comes from 2016 when a Concord, New Hampshire, woman pleaded guilty to fraud charges and was sentenced to three years of probation, which included six months of home confinement. She was also ordered to pay $51,198 in restitution to the Social Security Administration and $11,235 to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Never try to take care of this kind of case without highly-qualified legal representation. That’s what we can offer you at our law firm, based in Nashua, New Hampshire.
With our team of legal associates, we can make sure that your case if fairly heard in court and that you get back on your feet as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Remember, we are here for you 24/7. Please fill out our online form today for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.