Medicare and Medicaid fraud accounts for a major financial burden on the government, and as such there has been a crackdown on offenders accused of defrauding the system. In fact, in 2019 alone, improper Medicare and Medicaid payments accounted for a loss of over $105 billion, according to CMS.gov. Of course, this number is not completely comprised of fraud and there are certainly instances of mistakes made in good faith, however, because of the large number there have been an increasing number of investigations into allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud year over year.
In this brief article, a fraud defense lawyer in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm shares the most common types of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. We will also discuss what to do if you have been accused or are being investigated for Medicare or Medicaid fraud.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.