Health Care Fraud

Recently, both local and federal investigators have stepped-up their efforts at reducing cases of health care fraud. In a majority of incidents, a legitimate misunderstanding or a redundant billing error might attract the attention of investigators and auditors. Conviction of a health care fraud related offense could result in incarceration, fines, restitution, probation and loss of professional license and reputation.

Representing All Houston Health Care Fraud Cases

Attorney Alston represents physicians, dentists, mental health professions, chiropractors and HMO’s who may be accused of the following related health care fraud violations:

  • Over billing or double billing
  • Up-coding
  • Unbundling
  • False invoices
  • HIPAA violations
  • Insurance Fraud (Medicare, Medicaid, Private)

Houston health care fraud attorney James Alston is experienced at working with medical professionals, billing experts and accountants while defending health care providers who may be accused of fraud. In many instances the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Codes or HCPCS (Healthvcare Common Procedure Coding System) offer unclear instructions for classifying procedures or the purchase of medical supplies.

Health Care Fraud Defense in Houston

In some cases attention from over-worked and over-zealous investigators is initiated when a repeated mistake is made using a particular code. Many investigators do not fully understand the coding systems and their medical knowledge is limited. They may misunderstand certain patterns and events that appear to be fraudulent. Attorney James Alston understands these concepts and has the experienced required to refute the findings of investigators and raise doubts about the state’s accusations in court.

Contact Houston Criminal Attorney James Alston

If you have been charged with or are currently under investigation for a Houston health care fraud violation, contact the Law Office of James Alston immediately. Our staff will treat you with courtesy and the professional respect that you have earned while vigorously working to defend your rights and reputation.

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Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston represents clients in the Houston area, including Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Channelview, Conroe, Galveston, Angleton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Beaumont, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County and Jefferson County in Texas.