After the California Attorney General touted criminal allegations against a nursing home and its director of nursing, the firm convinced a judge to dismiss all charges on the eve of trial. The rare, pre-trial dismissal was based on the prosecution’s
State and federal government agencies are becoming increasingly more aggressive in their pursuit of alleged fraud and abuse issues against healthcare providers. Categorization as a simple billing error, a civil False Claims Act prosecution, or criminal charges could depend on the ability of counsel to advocate effectively during the earliest stages.
We have represented all types of individuals and organizations involved in the healthcare system. Our clients include physicians, executives, hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities and medical billing services companies.
Knowing how to navigate through the complexities of both state and federal healthcare law takes practical experience. Our attorneys know how to create winning defense strategies, including identification of both successful and unsuccessful defenses, in government investigations of fraud and abuse. Our experience includes:
- Medicare fraud
- Medicaid fraud
- Billing fraud
- Kickbacks and Gratuities
- Conflicts of interest
- Medical Board of California fraud investigations
In United States v. Ramanathan Prakash, the Firm won a reversal for resentencing in a federal criminal Medicare billing fraud case charged in the Eastern District of California. The case has become a seminal case on loss issues related to