Medicare Fraud Defense Lawyers in East Texas

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq.
TylerCriminalLawyer.com
(800) 810-0259
Available on Weekends

Targets of Medicare Investigations

There are four major government run healthcare beneficiary programs:  Medicare (for seniors), Medicaid (for low-income individuals), insurance through the Department of Labor (DOL) (for government employees), and Tricare (for members of the military and their dependents). These federal agencies regularly target physicians and healthcare entities for investigation into Medicare fraud, particularly in Texas, which has one of the largest populations of government healthcare beneficiaries in the country.  Medicare fraud investigations in Texas are often aimed at home healthcare centers, hospice care centers, toxicology laboratories, compound pharmacies, and other ancillary health providers.

Civil v. Criminal Investigations

Where Medicare fraud is alleged, the government may pursue either civil or criminal proceedings, or both.  Therefore, a central component of our strategy for protecting clients facing an investigation is seeking to limit the ensuing sanctions, if any, to civil penalties, such as fines or reimbursement, in lieu of criminal penalties, such as prosecution or jail time.  In evaluating the best way to limit our clients’ exposure, our experienced attorneys consider:  the facts of the case as told to us by our clients; any communications from the government; the identity of the assistant U.S. attorneys on the case; the demands made by the prosecutors; the government agency leading the investigation; and the way that the investigation was brought to the client’s attention.  To be clear, not all fraud investigations result in a criminal proceeding.

Our Team

The attorneys of Oberheiden, P.C. are healthcare fraud defense attorneys that help clients in Tyler and surrounding communities with effective defense strategies against government investigations. Our clients have access to the following Medicare defense lawyers:

  • Nick Oberheiden is a federal defense attorney that assists clients in federal criminal investigations, public corruption cases, government audits, and Grand Jury & OIG investigations.
  • Lynette S. Byrd is a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience with civil and criminal healthcare investigations. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Byrd conducted False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback prosecutions on behalf of the United States and she is now sharing her government insights with her clients in need of effective defense attorneys.

Our Experience: Case Results

Oberheiden, P.C., regularly represents companies, executives, pharmacists, and physicians accused of healthcare fraud. In fact, federal courts in Texas, including the Eastern District of Texas, have appointed our attorneys as representatives for defendants in various federal healthcare matters.

Listed below are some of our recent case results and the outcomes we achieved for our clients:

  • 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 part of a Medicare fraud investigation, you must seek legal advice immediately.  The attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. can provide you a detailed case assessment. Benefit from speaking to our former prosecutors and find out how they evaluate your case.

Oberheiden, P.C.
Criminal Defense – Healthcare Law – Litigation
(800) 810-0259
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, P.C. is a Texas firm with headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.