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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



DEA Administrative Audit at a Physician’s Office

The Spodek Law Group is here to assist with DEA administrative audits at the offices of physicians and healthcare providers. As a top tier federal healthcare defense law firm, we understand how much of a burden DEA audits can be, and the harsh penalties you might face because of them. We aggressively defend the interests of healthcare providers during intense DEA audits.

The DEA is a law enforcement agency which is tasked with fighting drug trafficking and illegal drug distribution. The DEA has thousands of employees fighting this fight. Most of the people arrested by the DEA are dealers and traffickers. Many doctors and pharmacists are also involved in this illegal trade. In 2021, the DEA brought charges against over 50 healthcare providers. The DEA’s Diversion Control Division is the greatest threat to healthcare providers. According to the DEA, the purpose of the Diversion Control Division is to investigate the diversion of pharmaceuticals from legitimate sources. Bottom line – they are focused on determining how/why/who is involved in the illegal diversion of drugs from meaningfully legitimate purposes.

When does the DEA audit a physician?

DEA administrative audits happen for a number of reasons. Generally, physicians are subject to routine audits – usually every few years. In addition to these regular audits, the DEA can initiate administrative audits – if it determines the healthcare provider is not complying with federal laws and regulations. The DEA looks for a number of red flags, such as:

  • Physicians who are selling prescriptions to drug dealers
  • Pharmacists who are falsifying records to sell drugs
  • Employees who are stealing from inventory

If your healthcare practice’s protocols are different from other healthcare providers in your area, this is another potential red flag. If you service a large number of out-of-state patients, this is another potential red flag. It could signal to the DEA, you’re engaged in drug diversion and drug trafficking. The DEA also relies on tips/whistleblowers from other doctors/patients/pharmacists, in order to determine whether or not to audit you.

It’s important to realize, the DEA isn’t simply looking for drug trafficking. They also looking for recordkeeping violations. While these violations aren’t necessarily criminal – it can lead to increased suspicion from DEA agents who are going to then do an in-depth audit.

What should you do when facing a DEA administrative audit

When the DEA decides it’s going to investigate you – it provides no notice. Doctors have no time to prepare. It’s essential you have prepared for this – if, and when, it happens. If you are audited, you should have a game plan on what you’re going to do. The first thing to remember is that the DEA is a law enforcement agency. It also means, they are investigating you because they’ve found cause to do so – and think you’re breaking the law. Anything you say – can, and will, be used against you. Speaking with DEA agents about anything about your case is unwise. It’s important to hire a DEA audit attorney to speak to DEA agents on your behalf. The DEA cannot conduct an audit, or search, your healthcare practice without a warrant or your permission. Often, DEA agents will try to bypass the warrant requirement by asking healthcare providers to consent to an audit.

Refusing consent prevents them from auditing your practice that exact day – but it won’t stop them from seeking a traditional search warrant, or an administrative inspection warrant. Refusing a search/audit is your right. If you refuse to consent, agents might be suspicious.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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