Medicare Fraud Defense Lawyer in New York City
Representing Patients & Providers
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for Americans who are 65 or older and younger citizens with disabilities or end-stage renal disease. You are only eligible for Medicare benefits if you meet the requirements. Some people, however, commit fraud to take advantage of the Medicare system and obtain benefits to which they are not entitled. This is called Medicare fraud.
Attorney Mark A. Bederow is experienced in handling cases involving high-profile criminal matters. He has particular proficiency handling cases involving white-collar crime charges, such as Medicare fraud. Mr. Bederow's skill in this area is the result of extensive legal experience through his current position as a criminal defense lawyer and his former position as a prosecutor for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
The Investigation Process
State and federal government agencies have increased the resources available to investigate Medicare fraud. Investigating authorities will arrive at the location where they expect the fraud to have occurred, or where records of the fraud are kept, and leave with anything they believe is relevant. This includes medical records, files, and computers.
Knowing how to respond to a Medicare fraud investigation or defend against an allegation is daunting without a lawyer's guidance. At the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C., we have defended home health care providers, hospitals, private nurses, and doctors facing Medicare fraud allegations, as well as individuals who have allowed someone else to use their Medicare card.
Types of Medicare Fraud
Actions that involve wrongfully accessing payments from the Medicare system often constitute fraud.
Some of the more common forms of Medicare fraud involve:
- Billing Medicare for services that were not rendered
- Patient kickbacks
- Inflating bills with unnecessary services
- Unbundling services
Government agencies have begun aggressively pursuing entities they suspect of perpetrating Medicare fraud. Their investigative methods can be disruptive personally and to businesses.
If you are under investigation or facing charges for Medicare fraud in New York City, the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. is here to help. Mr. Bederow can guide you through the investigation and develop a defensive plan.
Schedule a confidential consultation today by calling (212) 256-9491.