Healthcare Fraud is not a crime taken lightly in the state of California. Those accused of this type of fraud usually face license seizure, overwhelming fines, and sometime significant jail time. If you find yourself facing health care fraud charges, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney with a proven track record in defending those accused of healthcare fraud.
Doctors, healthcare providers, and patients can be accused of healthcare fraud. This type of fraud can take various forms and since the accusation of fraud in itself can be extremely damaging, it is important to understand the charges against you and your rights.
Some examples of healthcare fraud can be, but are not limited to:
- Doctors or health care providers offering cash or kickbacks for patient referrals
- Patients filing false medical claims with an insurance company
- Knowingly filling out medical insurance forms using false information
- Doctors or healthcare providers who submit false information to "up charge" an insurance company
New healthcare laws such as those covered in the Affordable Care Act have left many questioning whether or not they are operating their medical practice properly under the new law. If you have legal concerns about how to properly handle patient and medical insurance information, speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been accused of healthcare fraud in the Riverside County cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Perris, Banning, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Corona or Riverside, we invite you to contact us for a no obligation consultation regarding your case. At The Law Office of Nicolai Cocis and Associates, we understand the stress that can occur as a result of damaging criminal accusations and are dedicated to handling your case with the utmost care. Please, contact us today to ensure your case will be heard.