At Kevin Cauley, P.C., in Los Angeles, we provide medical professionals across California with comprehensive, discreet defense services when they are needed most. We know how hard you have worked to be where you are and will fight to help you keep your license and mitigate any penalties.
If you are facing allegations of health care fraud, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. With 12 years of experience in the fields of health law and professional license defense, we understand what you are going through. Our lawyers are committed to hearing your side of the story — we’ll use the details of your case to build the strongest defense possible.
Specialized Defense for Complex Health Care Charges
Health care fraud, considered a white-collar crime, can occur in a variety of different ways. Generally, health care fraud is committed by filing false or dishonest insurance claims or billing statements to make a profit. Some of the most common examples are:
- Filing duplicate claims
- Altering dates or descriptions of services
- Billing for services not provided
- Billing for more expensive services than those rendered (“up-coding”)
- Changing someone’s medical record
- Unnecessary treatment
- Selling prescription drugs
These activities are monitored and investigated by multiple agencies, including the FBI. The federal government takes health care fraud very seriously, relying on statistics that show up to 10 percent of health care costs are paying for fraudulent claims. A conviction of health care fraud can have dire consequences, including possible prison time, fines, and loss of your license.
Work With an Attorney Who Understands The Process
With experience in both criminal defense for medical professionals as well as professional license defense, attorney Kevin Cauley has the knowledge necessary to assist you at any stage of the process. Call 213-465-1153 or use our online contact form to find out how we can help.