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Medicaid fraud is a serious matter. Every time someone commits Medicaid fraud, it ultimately steals funds away from innocent people who rely on them. If you’re a medical professional such as a doctor, a charge of Medicaid fraud can ruin your career.

What Is Medicaid Fraud?

Medicaid fraud is a serious offense on both the state and federal levels. It can happen both knowingly and unknowingly when someone avails themselves of Medicaid funds that they don’t qualify for or if they misuse the funds they are entitled to.

Both patients and doctors can be guilty of Medicaid fraud if they aren’t careful.

Doctors are most likely to get involved in Medicaid fraud because of situations like:

  • Billing for services or procedures that never happened
  • Issuing unnecessary prescription drugs
  • Misrepresenting the date, location, or provider of a service
  • Billing a non-covered service as one that is covered under Medicaid
  • Incorrectly reporting a diagnosis or procedure

Consequences of Medicaid Fraud

Medical professionals don’t always become guilty of Medicaid fraud because of greed. Sometimes, doctors become involved out of a genuine desire to help patients with limited payment and treatment options.

Whatever the intentions may be, Medicaid fraud is still a crime and can carry some severe penalties. Doctors found guilty of Medicaid fraud may have to pay restitution and face jail time in addition to the loss of their professional reputation.

Get Help with Dropping Medicaid Fraud Charges

Are you a doctor facing charges of Medicaid fraud in Atlanta, GA? Your career and so much more is at stake. You need an experienced Atlanta defense attorney on your side Call Jeff Manciagli today to plan a consultation.

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