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The Dangers of Medicare Fraud

Medicare/Medicaid Fraud prosecutions have continued to increase throughout the years.  The Department of Justice’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force team has been using the full force of the government in order to prosecute these cases.  This increase in prosecutions is partly due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which resulted in a budget increase for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.  Thus, resulting in even more of an influx of federal cases being pursued across the country.

These investigations are not only occurring St. Louis but all across the country.  Hundreds of doctors and nurses have been charged for fraudulently billing Medicare of patient care that was never given or unnecessary and defrauding the system in excess of millions of dollars.  More recently in Texas, six individuals were indicted for conspiring to defraud Medicare by causing the submission and concealment of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare.  These individuals could each face up to 10 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  These are significant crimes that require attentive legal representation.  With the government vigorously fighting these cases, having an experienced federal attorney is extremely important and can mean the difference of years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with such crimes. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm of Medicare and healthcare fraud, with vast experience in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.