If you are a Florida doctor being investigated for healthcare fraud, you need to act quickly. A lot is at stake. You could be facing criminal, civil, and/or administrative proceedings that put your Florida medical license, your career, your savings, and your freedom at stake.
Florida health care fraud defense attorney Jonathan Rose has helped many doctors resolve accusations of fraud and avoid federal prosecution. His clients have included doctors accused of mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, medicare fraud, false statement, Anti-Kickback Statute violations, RICO, drug trafficking, and money laundering.
Why Doctors Might Be Accused of Healthcare Fraud
Government agencies are aggressively targeting healthcare fraud. Multiple federal agencies, including the FBI, the Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, and the Drug Enforcement Administration may be involved, and they may also be coordinating with Florida state and regional law enforcement.
When law enforcement agencies conduct aggressive and large-scale actions against doctors and other healthcare providers suspected of committing fraud, innocent doctors can be swept up in the frenzy of the investigation.
Innocent doctors may be targeted because of mistakes or legitimate differences in judgment. Coding errors may give the appearance of billing fraud, even when there is no fraudulent intent. False complaints by patients can raise undeserved red flags. Legitimate differences in opinion on what services are medically necessary may lead overzealous investigators to jump to the wrong conclusions and mistakenly assume a treatment was fraudulent.
Even when fraud was intentional, every doctor deserves a vigorous defense that takes into account extenuating circumstances, overall good character, lack of a criminal record, and other mitigating factors that may lead to a more lenient outcome. For the best possible result, getting help as soon as possible from a federal defense attorney with experience in healthcare law is essential.
Jonathan Rose, a seasoned and dedicated Florida healthcare fraud defense attorney, would be glad to put his his 23 years of legal experience to work helping you avoid prosecution whenever possible, defending you in federal or state court if you do face charges, and fighting to help you retain your Florida medical license.
What You Should Do If You’re a Florida Physician Accused of Healthcare Fraud
Seek legal guidance
You don’t have to wait until you are charged with a crime to get legal advice and representation from an attorney. The sooner you get started defending yourself, the better your chances of having a favorable outcome. An experienced healthcare defense attorney can intervene early to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your future.
Don’t ignore a target letter
If you receive a letter from the Department of Justice or another federal agency that says you are the target of a federal fraud investigation, don’t ignore it! Although you are not currently being arrested or formally charged with a crime, you could be charged with healthcare fraud soon. Too many physicians ignore target letters, miss the opportunity to defend themselves early and hopefully resolve the issue and end up facing the negative consequences of prosecution down the road.
The target letter may be the first notice you’ve had that you are under investigation, or you may have already known you were being investigated. Either way, the problem is not going to solve itself or disappear. You have to take strategic defensive action. Consider this an opportunity to deal with the situation head-on and take steps that could avert prosecution.
Demonstrate your innocence
You may be able to meet with prosecutors or agents to present proof that you did not commit fraud. For the best chance of success, you will need a Florida healthcare fraud defense attorney to present your case. If you try to do it on your own, you could make the situation worse.
Don’t discuss the accusations
Don’t talk with anyone about your case until you have spoken to a lawyer.
Feel free to ask your attorney questions
For most doctors, being accused of a crime will be a strange and confusing experience. Your lawyer can explain what is happening and guide you through the defense process.
Defending Your Florida Medical License If You’ve Been Accused of Fraud
If you are under investigation for fraud by a federal agency, your Florida medical license may also be endangered. Even if the federal allegations are frivolous, your license is still at risk, and you should talk to an attorney immediately.
Florida health care fraud defense attorney Jonathan Rose has extensive experience in both federal criminal defense and defending professional licenses against state disciplinary actions by the Florida Board of Medicine and Department of Health. He can represent you on both fronts at once.
Contact Jonathan Rose for the Help You Need to Fight Accusations of Fraud
By the time a government agency notifies you that you are being investigated for fraud, the agency has probably already been investigating and gathering evidence to use against you for quite a while.
You need legal assistance and representation immediately. Attorney Jonathan Rose has the experience you need defending Florida doctors against charges of healthcare fraud. He uses his 22 years of legal experience, the discipline he gained as a Marine, and his passion for defending healthcare providers to achieve outstanding results.
Your future depends on the outcome of your case. Call Jonathan Rose today at 407-894-4555 for the help you need.