Austin Attorneys Representing Clients Under Investigation By Qlarant, The FBI Or The OIG
Health care entities and individual providers are scrutinized constantly by local, state and federal agencies. This constant investigation can lead to regulators and law enforcement conducting thorough and invasive investigations into medical practices. The FBI, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit or Qlarant often head these investigations.
At Rivas Goldstein, LLP, our Austin lawyers represent medical professionals and health care entities who are facing an investigation from regulators. We will protect your interests at every stage of the inquiry, from the first contact with investigators through any administrative and criminal proceedings that may arise. If you have received a letter or some other civil investigative demand from government agencies or your office was already raided by law enforcement, please reach out to our firm as soon as possible.
Knowledgeable Guidance For Many Types Of Medical Providers And Professionals
Our Austin office assists many types of health care clients, including:
- Home health and hospice care companies
- Individual physicians, group practices and hospitals
- Medical billing and coding companies
- Free-standing emergency centers and comparable facilities
- Private ambulance companies
- Hospice companies
Federal agencies and investigators aggressively pursue health care entities for many types of Medicaid and Medicare fraud, including unlawful activities involving:
- False claims
- Rendering services not medically necessary
- Anti-Kickback Statute violations and self-referrals
- Alleged EKRA violations
How Our Texas Health Care Investigations Attorneys Help
Our firm takes immediate action to open a line of communication with the law enforcement agency to understand the investigation details better and help clients understand the next steps. Our next step is to get any records or documents that the agency may have seized during their investigation. With these confiscated documents returned, clients under investigation can continue running their business while the investigation moves forward.
We then work to identify who or what the real target of the investigation is and the nature of the investigation. This complete understanding of the investigator’s goals allows us to narrow the scope of the investigation and make it more manageable for clients. Finally, we may complete an internal investigation, which may necessitate the hiring of investigators, statisticians and other experts.