Health Care Fraud Defense

Health care and medicine are complex, high-dollar industries with sometimes competing interests. Doctors and clinics want to provide great medical care that is ethical and affordable to patients. Insurance companies and hospitals want to control costs, earn profits and otherwise ensure that billing is accurate. On top of that, government programs like Medicaid and Medicare are eager to prevent fraud and waste.

With so many parties, so much paperwork and so much money exchanging hands, mistakes and problems will inevitably occur. But in health care, even innocent mistakes can lead to professional consequences, civil liability and even criminal charges.

A Law Firm Protecting Health Care Professionals And Their Practices

At The Law Office of Aaron M. Goldsmith, PC, we understand the complex intersection of civil, criminal and professional liability that can occur when physicians and others are accused or suspected of wrongdoing. As such, we work diligently to analyze the evidence, investigate the claims and to ensure that our clients are not held responsible for the mistakes and wrongdoing of others.

It is in your best interests to seek the help of an experienced attorney right away if you:

  • Are undergoing regulatory investigations
  • Are being subjected to a Medicare audit
  • Are being sued by an insurance carrier
  • Are being investigated by law enforcement for potential health care fraud or no-fault insurance fraud
  • Have been subpoenaed (or questioned) by the FBI or the National Insurance Crime Bureau about billing, bill coding or referral practices
  • Are facing criminal charges related to Medicare fraud, medical fraud or billing for services not rendered
  • Are facing potential loss of your professional license or the loss of authorization to treat certain kinds of patients

We Offer Thorough Investigation And In-Depth Knowledge

Our attorney, Aaron M. Goldsmith, has an extensive knowledge of health care administrative practices, including where mistakes and fraud are likely to occur. For example, when a physician faces liability for submitting fraudulent paperwork or signing off on something illegal, it is important to ask:

  • Did the physician actually sign it, or was a signature stamp used?
  • Was the paperwork prepared by the physician, or by clerical and administrative staff?
  • Could someone else have manipulated the paperwork at any point in the chain of custody?

In addition to thorough investigation, our firm prepares every case as though it were going to trial. Even if we don't ultimately pursue this course of action, we believe in being as prepared as possible for our clients.

Talk To An Experienced Lawyer For Free

Located in Manhattan, The Law Office of Aaron M. Goldsmith, PC, serves clients throughout the New York metro area. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, fill out our online contact form or call 212-256-9434.