HEALTHCARE Fraud Attorney in Irvine
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Diane C. Bass is experienced in defending clients in Healthcare fraud cases. Healthcare fraud involves transactions where insurance companies are billed for services that are not legally allowed. Many of these cases involve billing for medical supplies that are not needed by the patient. Individuals set up medical supply companies and bill items such as wheelchairs or hospital beds, which are not needed, and often not delivered, to the patient. In other cases, Healthcare companies. billed for services not needed by the patients, such as respiratory services. The U.S. Attorney’s office must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual charged with Healthcare fraud intended to defraud their Healthcare provider. Healthcare billing rules are extremely complex. Many times, doctors are retained by these companies and are completely unaware of the illegal billing practices or billing requirements and end up in federal court facing serious criminal charges, along with the possible loss of their medical license.
Healthcare fraud charges are often filed as conspiracies, as most Healthcare fraud cases involve several individuals. In order to prove a conspiracy, the government must prove that there is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime. They must then prove that steps were taken in order to make the crime occur. These steps are called “overt acts.” A Healthcare fraud case that is filed as a conspiracy can be extremely serious, because even someone who played a very small roll in a conspiracy can be held responsible for the entire amount of loss caused by the acts of the other individuals charged in the conspiracy. That is why it is critical to hire an attorney who has extensive experience with Healthcare fraud cases.
Sentences in Healthcare fraud cases are based in large part on the amount of loss involved in the case. The court also considers the individual’s role in the offense. If someone is an organizer or leader in the offense, they may receive a greater sentence. If someone is a minor player, they may receive a lesser sentence.
Healthcare fraud cases are filed in federal court. Therefore, if you are facing these charges, you must contact an experienced attorney.
Ms. Bass has experience handling these cases and has obtained excellent results for her clients. If you have been charged with or are being investigated for Healthcare fraud, call the Law Office of Diane C. Bass, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation at (949) 264-0696.
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