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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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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.

 



False Billings Defense Lawyers

FEDERAL ATTORNEYS WHO ARE WELL VERSED IN BUFFALO FALSE BILLINGS DEFENSE

Our attorneys understand all too well that healthcare providers are being targeted in a highly charged campaign. Even the government is attacking them – and the institutions that employ them – for so-called healthcare fraud.  This accusation can have a hugely negative impact on a person’s career, their practice, and their lives. It has the potential to destroy everything. If you have reason to believe that you are one of the healthcare professionals being targeted in this manner, contact our Buffalo offices immediately; our team of professionals, which includes former judges and former state and federal prosecutors, is on your side and ready to do battle for you.

Healthcare professionals in the Buffalo area can find themselves at the center of messy investigations that can destroy careers and ruin lives. For example, Buffalo has a dedicated federal healthcare fraud task force. In other words, there is a group of investigators whose sole job it is to search out healthcare professionals who have violated federal statutes. This alone is evidence of just how far-reaching this industry now is, and why you need experienced healthcare fraud and false billings lawyers on your side if you get caught up in it.

What your Buffalo False Billings Lawyers Will Do For You

We will work with the aggressive prosecutors and the Department of Justice. We will protect you wherever necessary from the likes of the FBI, the Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Health Care Fraud Unit, Medicare Fraud Strike Force, and numerous other organizations who would be all too happy to take you for all you have. You won’t have to concern yourself with any of these agents and organizations.  You can leave it all to us and our professional, highly skilled attorneys.  Our team work tirelessly on your behalf.

What Exactly is Healthcare Fraud?

 

Healthcare fraud, often otherwise referred to as False Billing, occurs when someone – a patient – submits false information with regards to their treatment from either a healthcare professional individually or an entire hospital or clinic. The motivation for them doing this is to get a larger payout or other benefits. It’s totally wrong and it is, indeed,  against the law.  Nonetheless, it is becoming an increasingly widespread problem.

It has become such a large issue that task forces are put in place to deal with it. Long, complex investigations – many taking months, or even years – are carried out by law enforcement. In the meantime, the dedicated healthcare professionals (like you) who are being investigated are having their lives turned upside down, in many cases for no reason at all.

You don’t need that drama in your life. You’re too busy working to preserve human lives and helping the sick.. That’s why we’re there to assist you. We appreciate what you do everyday, and we know that in many cases these investigations aren’t necessary.  Yet, despite this, they continue, and they leave pain and chaos in their wake. If we can put a stop to that for you, we will. Our attorneys are aggressively proactive, and we will stand up to the government on your behalf.

 What Law Governs False Billings in Buffalo

One specific statute the federal prosecutors in healthcare fraud cases look to is 18 U.S.C § 1347. Within this single piece of legislation, the law defines healthcare fraud.   Therefore, what is defined therein is extremely useful to both sides of the argument. The law states that healthcare fraud is the knowing attempt or willful execution of a scheme that defrauds any healthcare benefit program in order to obtain the benefits of that program.

For the federal prosecutor to successfully secure a conviction under statute 18 U.S.C § 1347, they are required to prove a number of elements, and they need to demonstrate them beyond any reasonable doubt.

The federal prosecutor is obligated to:

  • Demonstrate that the defendant attempted or executed a defrauding scheme knowingly.
  • Demonstrate that the defendant made false statements in order to obtain healthcare benefits.
  • Demonstrate that the defendant intended to defraud.
  • Demonstrate that the defendant’s actions related to the delivery of healthcare (whether that was services, items, or benefits) and any payment relating to them.

As long as those charges are proven, the convicted healthcare professional could face up to 10 years behind bars and have to pay some steep fines on top of incarceration.

 

Other Statutes Covering Healthcare Fraud and False Billings in Buffalo

 

While statute 18 U.S.C § 1347 is the one that is called upon most often in healthcare fraud matters, there are other statutes on the books that federal prosecutors can use to charge healthcare professionals and institutions in Buffalo with crimes.

 

The False Claims Act

Put in place to keep the federal government safe from suppliers overcharging for goods and services, this act extends to reimbursements from Medicare. This law permits the federal authorities to charge for each individual false claim, increasing your potential penalties significantly. Additionally, it rewards whistleblowers. Anonymous sources can make claims that a healthcare professional is committing fraud and be compensated for that.

 

The Anti-Kickback Statute

This law ensures that no one can receive (or pay for) anything for any referral to Medicare (or other healthcare programs).

 

The Stark Law

Stark law stops doctors from referring Medicare patients to any practice or entity in which that doctor has any kind of interest, either by ownership or investment.

 

Our experienced healthcare defense attorneys resolve these issues quickly and efficiently for you.

 

 


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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