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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.

 



Medicaid/Medicare Fraud Defense Attorney

Fraud involves the act of using a deceptive action to take something of value for personal gain or at the detriment of others. Unfortunately, it has many applications throughout the healthcare industry. One of these is Medicaid and Medicare fraud. Through these healthcare programs, millions of Americans obtain much-needed healthcare, so the government maintains harsh punishments for those who have engaged in Medicaid and Medicare fraud. If you are being investigated for such a crime or if charges have already been filed, your next step should be to consult with a healthcare fraud defense attorney.

Understanding Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
Medicaid and Medicare fraud come in a variety of forms. One example is when an individual unlawfully gains access to a victim’s personal identification information or Medicare number to access healthcare benefits. They may obtain personal information online through a phishing scam, over the phone or even by rummaging through the trash.

In other cases, the Medicare or Medicaid patient is the perpetrator. For example, the patient may work together with his or her provider to get reimbursed for fraudulent charges. The pair may have an arrangement for how the benefits will be split. A medical office or practitioner may also engage in fraud without the knowledge of the patient. For example, the provider may bill Medicare or Medicaid for services that were not provided or were not necessary. Even insurance companies can commit Medicaid and Medicare fraud. This may happen if they knowingly use the wrong billing codes or inflate amounts under specific codes with the intention of getting a more favorable Medicaid or Medicare payment.

Penalties for Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
Medicaid and Medicare fraud can impact all parties who use these healthcare programs, so the government takes instances of fraud seriously. These fraudulent acts generally fall under the False Claims Act, and they are punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and up to life in prison. However, the actual penalties will vary by case based on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and by the cash value of the actions.

It is important to note that these devastating penalties are not the only consequences of Medicaid and Medicare fraud. For example, if you are a healthcare provider, you may lose your state license to practice, or you may face Medicare program exclusion. You may be required to register appropriately in the National Practitioner Databank, lose assets to seizure, lose insurance billing privileges, lose your DEA privileges and more.

Defense Strategies for Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
Your healthcare fraud defense attorney may be able to structure a plea bargain if he or she is involved early enough in the case. However, a plea bargain may have detrimental ramifications to your professional reputation and your ability to work in your field going forward. With this in mind, your attorney should carefully explain all of your legal options and their impacts before you make a decision.

Prior to reaching the trial stage, your attorney may argue that some of the evidence is inadmissible in court because it was obtained through an illegal search. Another pre-trial argument is that some evidence is privileged and is not subject to search and seizure.

If the matter reaches the courtroom, your attorney must have a detailed defense strategy prepared. Because each Medicare and Medicaid fraud case is unique, multiple strategies may need to be used together. These may be used to argue that fraud has not actually been committed. They may also be used to reduce the value amount of the fraud for lighter sentencing. Another strategy is to call in expert witnesses who can corroborate the medical necessity for certain medical procedures and services.

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The impact of a conviction of Medicare or Medicaid fraud can be extensive. Because an effective defense strategy in these types of cases must be tailored to fit the case and requires deep knowledge of the healthcare programs, insurance billing and more, your defense attorney must have detailed expertise in this niche area of the law. If you are facing active or pending charges for Medicaid and Medicare fraud, contact us to schedule a consultation with a healthcare fraud defense attorney today.


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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