NEW YORK, NY, August 24, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- This July the U.S. citizens witnessed what is called the largest sweep of Medicare and Medicaid providers fraud in the history of the nation, resulting in charges being filed against over 400 heathcare professionals across the country, who are accused of defrauding the Medicaid and Medicare programs of over $1.3 bn. The states of New York and New Jersey have not been left untouched by the Department of Justice, and here, a number of hospitals, private practices and pharmacies fear further law enforcement actions.
Joseph Potashnik and Associates PC is a premier criminal defense law firm in New York. It has a strong team of healthcare fraud defense lawyers
who routinely represent both recipients and healthcare providers in investigations, disciplinary hearings and criminal prosecutions in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. The firm now offers its legal services to those accused of Medicaid and Medicare fraud and also healthcare industry organizations wishing to conduct internal compliance audits.
"According to the January 2017 report from the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Health and Human Services, in 2016 the federal government managed to recover $2.5 bn in fraud judgments and proceedings. This year we sure can expect this sum to increase substantially. The whole sum that the government wastes annually on healthcare fraud can only be roughly estimated. No wonder the Senate is now working on repealing and replacing Obamacare, which is not just difficult to control and manage, but also too complicated for healthcare professionals to comply with," said J. Potashnik. "This gives way to many criminal investigations, sometimes ungrounded, and many talented and experienced physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals end up without jobs and thus destitute, or at worse behind the bars. It is of vital importance that anyone investigated for Medicaid and Medicare fraud seeks legal counsel as quickly as possible."About Joseph Potashnik and Associates PC
Joseph Potashnik and Associates, PC is a New York City multi-practice law firm whose attorneys providing legal representation to clients facing criminal investigations and prosecution in state and federal courts. The firm's criminal defense lawyers
specialize in cases of immigration fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, financial crimes, cyber crimes, tax fraud and evasion, and a lot more.