Being charged with Medicare or other healthcare fraud can be alarming and upsetting to devoted healthcare providers who have spent their lifetimes caring for sick patients and helping to keep them healthy and well. Accusations and allegations of Medicare fraud should not be taken lightly and can result in serious penalties and consequences.

Unfortunately, being accused of Medicare fraud places the accused medical care provider’s reputation and career on the line. Because so much is at stake, accused individuals should have a strong criminal defense strategy to protect them. Doing so requires a detailed understanding of healthcare laws in Texas and will also take a look at the facts as alleged by authorities and any witness statements that are allegedly being used against the accused medical care provider.

As is always true when any individual is facing criminal charges, accusations and allegations, it is important to be familiar with criminal defense rights and to know how to assert those rights when needed. Those criminal defense rights protect accused individuals from the harshness of the criminal justice system and are there for a reason to ensure accused individuals have legal options when they are facing the weight of the criminal justice system.

Accusations and charges of Medicare or healthcare fraud can have a lasting impact on the accused individual for some time to come. To protect their future, a strong criminal defense response is needed to help mitigate the potentially longstanding impacts of a Medicare fraud allegation or other criminal allegation against the medical care professional.