Healthcare Fraud

The white collar criminal defense attorneys at Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph have extensive experience defending their clients against allegations of healthcare fraud of virtually every variety, including those involving private insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare.

In order to defend against an allegation of healthcare fraud, a white collar criminal defense attorney must bring to the case a sophisticated understanding of his client’s business, as well as the subtle distinctions which separate certain regulated businesses from others. In the case of healthcare fraud, which is an umbrella term covering a host of regulated businesses and schemes to defraud, the white collar criminal defense attorney must not only understand how home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, doctors offices, pharmacies and durable medical equipment companies operate, he or she must also understand how each of those companies are compensated for those services.

Fortunately, Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph boasts a full service white collar criminal defense and healthcare practice. We represent a wide range of skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and other healthcare providers, and we assist them with day to day legal issues, audits, and reimbursement issues.

This experience not only allows us to communicate with the government when called upon to do so in administrative settings, but also to defend against grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions. We are never overwhelmed by prescriptions, censuses, medical records, or internal memorandums, because we see those documents and appreciate their legal significance on a daily basis as part of our practice.

Rarely do healthcare providers operate in the exact same way. Likewise, the various branches of state and federal governments regulating healthcare providers have inconsistent requirements and apply them inconsistently. At the same time, healthcare fraud is a hugely pervasive problem, and very few schemes to defraud are the same. In defending against a healthcare fraud prosecution, all of these factors must be taken into consideration, keeping in mind the serious consequences associated with a conviction. We therefore work closely with our clients to ensure that the important details of their businesses are not overlooked, allowing them to assert the most thorough and complete defenses available under the law.

If you have been charged with or are under investigation for healthcare fraud, contact us now for a free consultation by emailing us at or by calling us at 305.350.5690.

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