Under Investigation For Medicare Fraud?
Health care providers and professionals are under constant scrutiny from various sources. In some instances, regulators and law enforcement conduct investigations of medical practices to uncover fraud or other illegal activity. A variety of government organizations may head these investigations, including the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit or Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC) such as SafeGuard Services.
At the New York City law firm of Rivas Goldstein, LLP, our health care lawyers represent individuals and organizations under investigation. We advocate at all stages of the investigation, from the beginning of the process through any administrative and related criminal proceedings. We can represent your interests whether you have received a civil investigative demand from the government or if law enforcement raided your office.
Representing A Range Of Medical Providers And Professionals
From our Manhattan law office, we handle investigatory matters for a variety of clients, including:
- Home health care companies
- Diagnostic testing and reference labs
- Physicians and group practices
- Imaging companies
- Durable medical equipment companies
- Ambulance companies
The federal government and ZPIC are aggressive in investigating and prosecuting Medicaid and Medicare fraud and other types of unlawful activity, such as:
- Violations of the false claims act
- Rendering services not medically necessary
- Billing for services not rendered
- Kickbacks and self-referrals
How Our New York And New Jersey Medicare Fraud Investigation Attorneys Help
Our firm is effective in establishing a dialogue with the relevant law enforcement agency during an investigation. By opening lines of communication in this manner, we can identify the issues of concern and narrow the scope of the investigation. We also seek to obtain confiscated records and other documents from the investigators. Accessing these documents allows our clients to continue running their business while the investigation proceeds.
We may implement an internal investigation, which may require hiring independent investigators, statisticians and other experts who have been effective in fraud investigations. At all times, we are determined to efficiently resolve the agency’s issues, giving our clients their business and life back.