An arrest and charge for healthcare fraud can threaten more than just your professional reputation; it can threaten your very future. Any healthcare provider, nursing home, pharmaceutical company or other individual or organization that receives Medicare, Medicaid or another government payment is at risk for an accusation of healthcare fraud.
It is important to understand the nature of healthcare fraud and why you need an attorney as early as possible. Healthcare fraud is a type of fraud committed by doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and others involved in healthcare. Doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and others may be charged with healthcare fraud if they engage in false billing, diversion of drugs, diversion of medical equipment and other illegal behaviors.
The penalties for healthcare fraud are serious. Penalties can include jail time, professional sanctions, the loss of professional licenses and other punishments. Further, reputations can be ruined, damaging personal and professional futures.
Given the seriousness of this crime, your attorney must build a strong defense as early as possible. The attorneys at Kope and Associates understand the many laws that apply to these cases, and will zealously use these laws to defend you. Through vehement investigation and lawyering, the experienced attorneys at Kope and Associates will try to convince the authorities to dismiss charges involving healthcare fraud at their inception. When these charges do go forward, the criminal defense attorneys at Kope and Associates will aggressively defend you against them.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, have assembled teams of investigators and prosecutors who handle these cases. To fight these charges, you need defense attorneys who have handled these cases, understand the nature of the charges and know how to fight them.
If you or someone you love has been charged with forgery in Harrisburg, York or surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, please contact Kope and Associates as soon as possible for a free consultation. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.