Durable medical equipment supply companies have recently been under heightened scrutiny by federal and state agencies that have freely brought criminal charges without clear facts. Although some of these companies have been used to defraud the government and insurance providers, many others have come under investigation because of simple errors in processing transactions. Durable medical equipment fraud has serious consequences for the owners of these companies, including fines and prison sentences, and it is essential to retain a seasoned criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of such fraud. At the Law Offices of Ashley D. Adams PLC, our experienced and skilled medical equipment fraud lawyers in Arizona will aggressively protect your rights. If you are currently under investigation or have been charged with medical equipment fraud, call Ashley D. Adams PLC today for a free case evaluation.
Common types of fraud relating to medical equipment include the following:
The federal Social Security Act also prohibits durable medical equipment suppliers from making unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries unless:
Violations of these rules can subject a person to criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, including exclusion from federal health care programs. Medical supply companies are also prohibited from using independent marketing firms to make unsolicited telephone calls and cannot contact a patient based solely on a treating physician’s preliminary written or verbal prescription of durable medical equipment for a patient.
In many instances, simple mistakes in the process of supplying a patient with medical equipment and supplies can cause problems with what began as a legitimate, legal transaction. The government may view these mistakes as fraudulent action and begin an investigation. If you are currently being investigated or have been charged with medical equipment fraud, call the Law Offices of Ashley D. Adams PLC, today. Our fraud lawyers in Arizona can provide you with a solid defense and protect your rights.