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Why are you suspected of health care fraud?

When you decided to become a doctor, you agreed to do no harm to your patients. You committed yourself to helping Greenville residents recover from injuries and illnesses and get back to a healthy and normal life. If you can’t do that, you provide them with the best care possible in order to manage their ailments.

While you expect to receive payment for your services, you may not directly involve yourself in how that happens. Instead, you rely on staff you personally chose in order to handle the “business” aspects of your practice. Then, one day, you discover that you are under investigation for health care fraud. How did this happen?

What exactly are government officials accusing you of doing?

When it comes to health care fraud, the following are considered the most common ways it occurs, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association:

You could also face accusations of health care fraud if officials suspect you of accepting kickbacks for patient referrals. After years of dutifully serving your patients, you may find it abhorrent and shocking that anyone would accuse you of any of the above. You may believe that the evidence will clear your name and you don’t need to do anything.

Taking this stance on the issue would more than likely be a mistake. You have rights, and you need to protect them. In addition, you need someone to advocate for you with authorities, which could help resolve the matter before it really begins. You would greatly benefit from discussing your situation with an experienced white-collar crime attorney before it’s too late.