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 in an effort to uncover fraud or other illegal activity. These investigations may be headed by the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit or by Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC) such as SafeGuard Services.
At the New York City law firm of Rivas Goldstein, LLP, our lawyers represent individuals and organizations who are being investigated. Our representation includes advocacy at all stages, from the beginning of the process through any administrative and criminal proceedings arising from the investigation. Whether you have received a civil investigative demand from the government or your office was raided by law enforcement, we are prepared to represent your interests.
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 and Reference labs
- Physicians and group practices
- Imaging companies
- Durable medical equipment companies
- Ambulance companies
The federal government and Zone Program Integrity Contractor are aggressive in investigating and prosecuting Medicaid and Medicare fraud and other types of unlawful activity, such as:
- False claims
- 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 are able to identify the issues of concern and narrow the scope of the investigation. We also seek to obtain records and other documents that may have been confiscated. 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 issues with which the agency is concerned, giving our clients their business and life back.