Healthcare Fraud in California
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If you are a California doctor or healthcare professional that has been
accused of or is currently under investigation for Medicare or Medicaid
fraud, it is imperative to understand that it is a federal crime. The
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) plays a significant role in investigating
allegations of Medicare Fraud, which is why you must obtain legal representation
from an experienced and skilled attorney.
Appel & Morse, we are dedicated to helping those facing charges for
white collar crimes, including healthcare fraud. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our
Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys have a thorough understanding of California and federal laws to guide
you through the complexities of the legal system and your case.
What is Considered Healthcare Fraud?
In California, healthcare fraud is also commonly called medical insurance
billing fraud, health insurance fraud, HMO fraud, as well as Medicare
and Medicaid fraud. In the federal criminal context, it is illegal to
knowingly and willfully executing, or attempting to execute, a scheme
to defraud any healthcare benefit program or to obtain any money or property
owned by, or under the custody or control of, any healthcare.
The penalties for federal healthcare fraud varies depending on the circumstances
of the fraudulent act. The crime is mostly considered a felony, punishable
by a maximum prison sentence of five years.
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