Defending Clients Against Hospice Fraud Charges in East Texas

hospice fraud defense
Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq.
www.tylercriminallawyer.com
Direct: (903) 472-0000
Available on Weekends

Increase of Prosecutions

In the last few years, federal prosecutors have up scaled their efforts in the investigation and charging of hospice owners and affiliated home medical professionals, including nurses, doctors, and other staff members.  These investigations can have serious consequences for the owners and healthcare professionals.  Thus, the sooner effective legal counsel is obtained, the better one’s chances are to limit exposure to civil or criminal penalties..

Background. At Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP, our attorneys have been monitoring the developments in hospice fraud closely and have been involved in the resolution of several such cases.  Our team comprises the former lead prosecutor of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force for the Northern District of Texas, former federal prosecutors, former Assistant United States Attorneys, and other experienced defense counsel located in Texas.  Our track record in defending healthcare providers and other business owners against federal healthcare fraud allegations is unparalleled.

Charges of hospice fraud may be civil or criminal in nature and can be brought by a variety of federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  If found liable for healthcare fraud, a hospice care provider may encounter recoupment demands, refusals to pay future claims, exclusion from federal health care programs, fines of up to $11,000 per false claim, treble damages, attorney fees, and/or incarceration in federal prison.

Defense Strategy

If you are facing the threat of investigation or conviction for healthcare fraud, the consequences to you and your business could be dire.  Therefore, it is critical that you contact experienced legal counsel at your earliest opportunity. Our firm’s approach to hospice fraud allegations is to act quickly and develop a plan to limit our clients’ exposure to criminal charges.  As former healthcare prosecutors, we understand how the government works and we recognize that a defensive line must be promptly drawn.  Our intimate knowledge of the hospice and the healthcare industries, combined with our extensive collective experience in healthcare law, allows us to swiftly implement defense mechanisms to prevent and mitigate damage to our clients’ interests caused by government investigations and charges.  By calling Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP, you will benefit from the experience, strategy and knowledge of former federal healthcare prosecutors and defense attorneys that handle these cases on a daily basis.

Emergency Defense Package

Our “Emergency Defense Package” delivers fast relief to clients who are under government investigation and who want to avoid criminal charges.  Developed from our years of collective experience as former federal healthcare prosecutors and defense counsel, its unique design provides our clients with immediate assistance and contains proven steps to help them maintain control of their businesses and prevent their rights from being trampled on by the government.

Our Emergency Defense Package will assist in answering your most pressing questions, including:

  • Is the investigation civil or criminal?
  • Should I talk to the government?
  • Do I have a duty to talk to federal agents?
  • What should I tell my employees or employer?
  • Can I continue to operate my business?
  • What happens next in my case?

Call us today to find out how the “Emergency Defense Package” can benefit you in your case.

Our Team

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP is based in Texas and represents clients in East Texas and beyond. We have represented healthcare providers throughout the United States with a particular geographic center of California, Florida, New York, and all parts of Texas.

Nick Oberheiden has achieved no civil and no criminal liability results for physicians and healthcare executives in proceedings before the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Labor (DOL) and has defended Stark Law, False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback cases across the country.

Success Stories

Our team of former federal prosecutors, senior government officials, and nationally respected lawyers has accomplished a great number of dismissals and no-charge outcomes for physicians and healthcare owners across the country. Here are some recent examples:

  • Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud
    Result: No criminal charges.
  • Healthcare Fraud
    Result: No criminal charges.

If you are the target of a federal investigation for hospice fraud, you should hire the experienced defense counsel and former prosecutors of Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP.  We have the government experience, industry knowledge, and proven strategies to help you prevail in your healthcare fraud case.

Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP
Criminal Defense – Healthcare Law – Litigation
(903) 472-0000
tylercriminallawyer.com
This information has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information may constitute attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Reading of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee similar future outcomes. Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP is a Texas LLP with headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.