Penalties For Medicaid Fraud

The FBI and the Office of the Attorney General in Maryland monitor health care fraud at state and federal levels, highlighting it as a growing threat costing billions annually. With heightened investigations, there’s a risk of legal accusations. If you are accused of health care fraud, consult a Maryland legal professional.

The Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter is a dedicated criminal defense law firm serving Maryland and Florida. With over three decades of legal experience, I, Charles L. Waechter, aggressively defend clients across Maryland and statewide against federal and state felony and misdemeanor charges and crimes. Since every legal case is different and fact-specific, I will fight to protect your rights and minimize legal consequences.

Penalties For Medicaid Fraud Convictions

Medicaid fraud is a serious offense that can result in harsh penalties.

Medical providers’ risk:

  • Substantial fines, potentially reaching millions of dollars
  • Imprisonment, with sentences varying based on the severity and scale of the fraud
  • Exclusion from participating in Medicaid and other federal health care programs

Medicaid recipients could face:

  • Fines and restitution for any overpayments or false claims
  • Potential imprisonment, particularly in cases of large-scale fraud
  • Disqualification from receiving Medicaid benefits for a specified period or permanently

The authorities take a strict stance against Medicaid fraud to protect the program’s integrity and safeguard taxpayer funds. A lawyer can diligently defend your rights, advocate for your innocence against these serious allegations and explore potential legal defenses.

Impact On Careers And Livelihoods

A Medicaid fraud conviction can devastate your career and livelihood as a health care provider. In addition to potential imprisonment and hefty fines, you may face:

  • Loss of professional licenses and certifications
  • Exclusion from participating in Medicaid and alternative health care programs
  • Damage to your professional reputation

I can help you understand the severe ramifications of Medicaid fraud and take proactive measures to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Discuss Your Situation With An Experienced Attorney

Don’t risk your future and career. The Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter offers free consultations to discuss your Medicaid fraud case. Fill out the online contact form or call 410-886-7476 today to schedule yours at any of my Baltimore, Bel Air, Ocean City, Annapolis, Maryland, or Florida offices.

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