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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.


Staten Island Medicaid Fraud Lawyers

Many New Yorkers who can’t afford to pay for their own medical care can receive benefits from a government program known as Medicaid. Each state in the United States designs its own Medicaid program. New York state is able to determine eligibility and other criteria for those who want to be on Medicaid. The current program is paid for by using funds from individual New York Counties as well as state and federal funding. This budget for the New York State medicaid program is over billion yearly.

Medicaid Fraud Schemes
There are a number of different Medicaid fraud schemes detected each year in New York.

*Medicaid Mills. These are companies started and designed to only get money by billing Medicaid programs. This is done without regard to the real medical needs of people within a community.

*Overbilling for Hourly Services. This includes such services as home health care and more. It involves submitting as well as approving time records for medical service providers that are false.

*Billing for Unnecessary Services. This involves submitting bills for payments of services not medically necessary.

*Upcoding or Billing for Services not Performed. This involves billing Medicaid for procedures that were more expensive than the services actually performed. It also involves billing for services not performed for a patient.

*Selling Prescriptions. This involves providing access to prescription drugs for the intentional misuse or abuse of them.

*Cash Payments. This happens when a Medicaid provider demands cash payment from a patient in addition to being paid by Medicaid.

*Double Billing. This results when a Medicaid provider bills a private insurance company as well as other service providers in addition to Medicaid for the same procedure.

*Employing Barred Health Professionals. It is against the law to hire healthcare professionals or any other type of staff who have previously been forbidden from working in government healthcare programs because of abusive practices or fraud.

*Kickbacks. This is when financial arrangements are made between service providers for some type of financial benefit so another provider can use their products or services. This often happens when unnecessary treatments are involved.

*Inflating Reimbursement Rates. There are some large institutions such as hospitals, clinics as well as nursing homes that will falsify their financial reports when rates are set. The goal is always to get more money than they are owed from Medicaid.

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
The Attorney General in New York has a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. It is responsible for investigating and prosecuting individuals and companies who engage in abuse and fraud of New York’s Medicaid program. This unit is the largest and oldest operating in New York dedicated to this purpose. It was created in 1975 and at that time was tasked with investigating New York’s widespread financial fraud associated with the state’s nursing homes. Today, the unit investigates and prosecutes all types of Medicaid providers including pharmacies, physicians, hospitals and more. During it first years in operation, the unit was able to convict nursing homes known for their fraud and abuse as well as recovering millions of dollars for the state in the form of restitution.

Experts estimate Medicaid fraud costs taxpayers in the state of New York hundreds of millions of dollars each year. It is a serious offense and could involve a person being prosecuted in a criminal and civil court. When it comes to criminal trials, the type of case will be determined by the prosecutors. The penalties a person or company may receive from a civil trial could involve repayment of fund wrongfully obtained, non-payment for future claims as well as being excluded from participation in the Medicaid program. The results of a criminal trial could be serious fines as well as incarceration. In some cases, individuals have been given ten years in prison for each fraud conviction. If a patient experienced serious bodily harm resulting from Medicaid fraud, the provider could be given a 20-year sentence for each incident. Should a patient die because of Medicaid fraud, the guilty party could spend the rest of their life in prison.

Legal Defenses
There are certain legal defenses an experienced attorney will know how to use to successfully defend their client against charges of Medicaid fraud.

*Lack of Intent. It is possible for honest billing errors to result in a person or company being accused of Medicaid fraud. A prosecutor must attempt to prove the actions were based on malicious intent or ill-will. It is possible to demonstrate errors were the result of a new staff not yet properly trained, insufficient supervision and more. The goal of the defense is to show the mistakes were accidental and intentional fraud was not involved.

*Statutory Exceptions. In some situations, there are statutory exceptions. It’s possible to show the exceptions contained within the Start Law’s prohibiting physicians owning an ancillary company where patients are referred. These exceptions have often been used to lessen or eliminate a case against clients.

*Government Errors. There have been errors made by the government that have resulted in individuals and companies being falsely accused of Medicaid Fraud. It’s possible for the government to have incomplete or inaccurate records and more.

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Being accused of Medicaid fraud is a serious situation. It will require the help of knowledgeable and experienced legal professionals. They will know what is required to achieve the best possible outcome for an individual’s situation.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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