Atlanta Medicare/Medicaid Sanctions Lawyers
Under federal law, there are certain offenses that automatically exclude a health care provider from federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. Exclusion from these programs can result in disastrous consequences, including loss of medical staff privileges or malpractice insurance, an inability to seek compensation from other payers or insurers, licensing board disciplinary action, criminal charges and the end of your medical career.
The Atlanta law firm of Allen & McCain, P.C., represents health care professionals throughout Georgia who are facing investigation by Medicare or Medicaid or potential sanctions or exclusion from these federal programs. As one of only a few law firms in Atlanta practicing health care law exclusively, our lawyers understand the unique issues, laws and regulations that impact the health care industry.
Atlanta, Johns Creek, and Surrounding Areas Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Defense Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Georgia
Due to the rising costs of health care in the United States, the Medicare and Medicaid programs have taken steps to reduce excessive payments to providers. A provider who is found to be overbilling could face criminal charges, a civil suit and exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs. However, overbilling is not the only act that can result in exclusion from the program. Providers may be sanctioned or excluded for:
- Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor relating to fraud, theft or other financial misconduct
- Suspension of professional license
- Over-utilization of certain medical procedures or services
- Failure to pay an educational loan
If you are being investigated by Medicare or Medicaid, it is crucial to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. It is not recommended that you speak to an investigator without skilled legal counsel.
Sanctions or exclusion from Medicare/Medicaid often causes a chain of other negative consequences, including, in some cases, loss of ability to seek payment for medical services from private health insurers. Because a health care professional’s success is heavily dependent on his or her ability to collect from third-party payers (whether they are governmental or private insurers) for the medical services provided to patients, this can be the end of a provider’s career.
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