Illegal Billing Practices
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, over $1 out of every $7 spent on Medicare is used fraudulently. Recently, more than 100 medical workers were charged with billing more than $225 million in false Medicare charges. Illegal billing practices in the health care industry are a serious problem, putting a burden on taxpayers, insurance companies, and patients.
Being charged with fraudulent billing practices is no simple affair, and at the Leichter Law Firm, we have the experience and knowledge you need to help you build a strong defense against fraudulent billing charges. To speak with a Texas professional license defense lawyer about your situation and legal options that are available to you, contact our offices at 512-495-9995.
The following actions may be considered illegal billing practices:
- Reporting a service, visit, or procedure that was not actually performed
- “Unbundling” claims by billing separate charges for multiple actions normally covered by one charge
- Duplicated billing
- Ordering of medical codes sent to insurance companies to misrepresent which procedures were performed
- Unnecessary testing and procedures
Other illegal practices may include reporting false fees, failing to collect co-payments or deductibles from patients (unless the patient has a real financial hardship), or receiving kickbacks for making referrals to other specialists.
If you or someone you know has been charged with fraudulent billing, you run the risk of losing your professional license. With the help of the qualified Texas physicians’ license defense attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm, you can build a strong defense and fight back against those charges. Contact us today at 512-495-9995 for more information.