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Oklahoma City Healthcare Fraud Defense Lawyer

April 30, 2024 Uncategorized

Oklahoma City Healthcare Fraud Defense Lawyer

Understanding Healthcare Fraud Charges

Healthcare fraud encompasses a wide range of activities involving the submission of false claims or misleading information to government health programs like Medicare and Medicaid, or private insurers, to illegally obtain money or benefits.2 

Common allegations include:

  • Billing for services never rendered
  • Upcoding for more expensive treatments
  • Performing medically unnecessary procedures
  • Violating anti-kickback statutes
  • Falsifying patient records or cost reports

Even unintentional billing errors can potentially trigger fraud investigations and charges.3 The consequences if convicted are severe – massive fines, program exclusions, asset seizures, and possible prison time.

The Prosecution’s Burden

To secure a conviction, federal prosecutors must prove several key elements beyond a reasonable doubt, including:3

Falsity: You knowingly made false statements or misrepresentations related to your billing.

Materiality: The falsehoods were material, meaning they influenced the government’s decision to pay the claims.

Knowledge and Intent: You knew your actions were unlawful and intended to defraud the healthcare program.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
2024-03-12
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
2024-03-12
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
2024-02-28
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
2024-02-24
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

Damages: There is quantifiable evidence of improper payments resulting from the alleged fraud scheme.

Our defense strategy? Rigorously challenge the prosecution’s evidence on each of these fronts.

The Spodek Law Group Difference

So, what sets us apart from other criminal defense firms? Simple – our unwavering commitment to fight for you. We don’t just take a cookie-cutter approach, we meticulously analyze every aspect of your unique situation to craft a defense tailored precisely to your needs.4

Our attorneys possess specialized healthcare fraud knowledge and extensive trial experience. We leverage this expertise to:

  • Scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence for flaws or inconsistencies
  • Identify potential constitutional violations during the investigation
  • Retain industry experts to analyze billing data and practices
  • Negotiate strategically to pursue the best possible resolution

But most importantly, we treat you like a partner, not just a client. From day one, we foster an environment of open communication, so you always understand the legal landscape and options before us.

A Nationwide Presence

With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, our elite team of litigators defends healthcare professionals across all 50 states against fraud allegations at both the federal and state levels.4 No matter where you practice, we’ve got your back.

Mounting an Aggressive Defense

Defending healthcare fraud cases demands an intricate understanding of the complex regulations and billing requirements governing the medical industry. But our attorneys thrive on intricacy. We embrace the challenge.

Here’s just a glimpse at the multifaceted strategies we employ:

1. Challenging the Evidence

We’ll pour through every document, record, and data file – scrutinizing the prosecution’s evidence for gaps, inconsistencies, or statistical flaws that undermine their claims of widespread fraud.3 For example, did investigators improperly extrapolate a few “errors” into allegations of a massive, systematic scheme? We have the quantitative firepower to dismantle those statistical models.

2. Proving Lack of Intent

In many healthcare fraud cases, the alleged misconduct stems from incredibly complex billing rules and ever-changing regulations – not actual criminal intent.2 We’ll fight to demonstrate your actions were simply inadvertent mistakes made in good faith, without any purposeful scheme to defraud.

3. Negotiating Strategically

While our trial-ready team never shies away from courtroom battles, we also recognize that pre-trial resolutions can sometimes be the wisest path – if properly negotiated from a position of strength.3Our attorneys will rigorously advocate for you during these negotiations, leveraging weaknesses in the prosecution’s case to pursue the most favorable terms, such as:

  • Avoiding criminal charges entirely
  • Reducing potential sentences
  • Protecting your professional licenses and ability to practice

4. Whistleblower Representation

In the healthcare realm, whistleblower allegations frequently spark fraud investigations. But we know how to effectively represent whistleblowers too, guiding them through the complexities to obtain monetary rewards while avoiding civil or criminal liability.3 No matter which side you’re on, we’ve got you covered.

The Stakes Are Too High to Go It Alone

When your career, finances, and potentially even your freedom hang in the balance, trying to navigate these treacherous legal waters alone is simply too risky. You need a powerhouse advocate in your corner. The elite criminal defense team at Spodek Law Group has the courtroom experience, regulatory mastery, and unwavering tenacity to mount the strongest possible defense against even the most daunting healthcare fraud allegations.Don’t become another federal conviction statistic. Protect yourself by calling our firm immediately if you’re under investigation or facing charges. Because when it comes to your future, we never stop fighting.

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Todd Spodek

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RALPH P. FRANCHO, JR

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JEREMY FEIGENBAUM

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ELIZABETH GARVEY

Associate

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CLAIRE BANKS

Associate

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RAJESH BARUA

Of-Counsel

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CHAD LEWIN

Of-Counsel

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