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Commonly Asked Questions
Experienced Philadelphia Attorney Defends Against Health Insurance Fraud Prosecution
Representing health care providers and medical professionals
The prosecution of health care and health insurance fraud is a high priority for government law enforcement. Medical providers who become the target of a federal fraud investigation are at risk of incurring substantial penalties including jail time, losing their medical licenses, and suffering permanent damage to their professional reputations, even if they are not convicted. Selecting competent federal criminal defense counsel is the first and most critical element of fighting health care fraud charges.
The Law Offices of Marc Neff knows precisely how to meet the challenge of a zealous prosecution. In more than 25 years of practice, Attorney Marc Neff has successfully defended doctors, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, and other health care professionals charged with health insurance and other fraud offenses.
What constitutes health insurance fraud?
Health care professionals and institutions must comply with extensive regulations and civil statutes. State and federal laws change constantly. Unwary medical professionals and organizations can fall into traps that may result in state or federal prosecution on a range of offenses, including:
- Medicare fraud
- Medicaid fraud
- Billing fraud
- Bribes, kickbacks, and gratuities
- Services not provided
- Services not medically necessary
- Ghost patients
- Sham intermediary entities
- Conflicts of interest
Criminal defense attorney Marc Neff defends clients accused of, or under investigation for, health care and health insurance fraud. With offices based in Philadelphia, the Law Offices of Marc Neff investigates every aspect of fraud-related charges brought against physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, administrators, home healthcare providers, chiropractors, physical therapists, and others, while maintaining strict confidentiality.
Attorney Marc Neff and his highly trained team of assistants and para professionals skillfully prepare and present a comprehensive defense against serious criminal fraud charges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or anywhere in the country. He is considered by many to be among the top tier of criminal defense lawyers in the United States in fraud cases.
Rapid legal response to surprise search warrants
Health care providers may learn that they have become the target of criminal health care fraud prosecution by way of a subpoena from a government agency. They may also be informed that they are the focus of a private insurance company audit. In some cases, they discover that an active investigation is underway when a search warrant is presented and executed without warning.
Contacting experienced legal counsel immediately, in any of these scenarios, is vital. Attorney Marc Neff provides a rapid response following the execution of premises searches and works diligently to minimize negative consequences. With more than two decades of unmatched criminal defense experience, he is able to advise and represent clients in all aspects of the legal challenges that accompany health insurance and health care fraud accusations.
Consult a health insurance fraud defense attorney in Philadelphia today
The Law Offices of Marc Neff practice federal and state criminal defense exclusively. We have successfully represented defendants in health care and other serious fraud cases for more than 25 years. Our office maintains relationships with a network of attorneys, experts, and other professionals nationally and internationally to assist our clients. To request a confidential consultation, please contact Mr. Neff by phone at (215) 563-9800 or email Marc@nefflawoffices.com.