Healthcare fraud occurs when someone knowingly files false information with an insurance company or a government-based healthcare program, such as Medi-Cal. Healthcare fraud has unfortunately become more common in recent years, and with the government’s need to reduce healthcare costs, those suspected of these crimes are being vigorously pursued.
If you are facing suspicion or charges of healthcare fraud, you need an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to protect your legal rights and best interests. The San Jose fraud attorneys of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., will work tirelessly to get you the best possible results. Call (408) 296-4100 today to speak with a qualified lawyer about your legal options.
Types of Healthcare Fraud
Although beneficiaries are sometimes convicted of filing false information in order to try to reduce their healthcare costs, by far the majority of prosecutions deal with providers who file false information. There are many other actions that can result in charges of healthcare fraud, including:
- Performing unnecessary procedures to receive billing
- Billing for a more expensive procedure than what was actually performed
- Billing for procedures that never occurred
- A beneficiary filing for procedures that never occurred
- A beneficiary filing under someone else’s card or identity
Any other false information presented for the purpose of financial claim can be considered healthcare fraud.
Facing these charges is daunting in any situation, but it is especially so without an experienced defense attorney. If you or someone you love is facing healthcare fraud charges, contact the San Jose criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100 today to begin planning your defense.