The federal government has recovered billions of dollars from healthcare providers each year for the last ten-plus years in connection with fraud investigations, a trend which shows no signs of slowing. If you or your business is under investigation for healthcare fraud, it is crucial to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you act, the more likely an attorney can help stop further investigations and possibly prevent charges from being filed.
At Chilivis Grubman LLP, we provide highly skilled representation to healthcare clients facing fraud investigation, both civil and criminal. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending healthcare providers and entities in connection with government investigations and prosecutions, including matters involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and various other criminal and civil statutes. We have successfully defended our healthcare clients in connection with investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”), as well as state Medicaid fraud units. We also represent healthcare providers in connection with investigations and proceedings involving potential program exclusion/revocation and civil monetary penalties.
Healthcare Fraud investigations can be initiated by the federal or state government, or by a whistleblower who files a “qui tam” suit under the federal or state False Claims Act. These investigations can lead to civil lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in fines and penalties, and also can lead to other extremely serious consequences including program exclusion, loss of any professional licenses or certifications, and even criminal liability.
Our firm has been representing healthcare professionals in connection with fraud investigations and litigation for 30 years.
For more information about how Chilivis Grubman LLP can help you, contact us today.