Healthcare Investigations

Facing a Federal or State Healthcare Fraud Investigation?

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If you, your practice, or your medical business have been notified of a pending audit, investigation, or enforcement action involving any regulatory agency or government contractor, the time to act is now. At Hendershot Cowart P.C., our Texas healthcare investigation defense lawyers are available to provide the immediate defense you need to protect your practice and reputation.

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Houston Healthcare Investigation Attorneys

Protecting Healthcare Businesses and Professionals in Texas and Across the Nation

Regulators, auditors, and others who initiate healthcare fraud actions are highly sensitive to spotting inconsistencies and unusual patterns, and aggressive in pursuing potential violations. They also work to stay a step ahead: When agencies come knocking on your door, chances are they have already invested significant time investigating your case.

As a firm trusted by clients and colleagues nationwide, we understand the importance of early intervention when it comes to resolving healthcare actions as quickly as possible, mitigating your exposure to penalties, and preventing audits or civil investigations from being referred for criminal prosecution.

Hendershot Cowart P.C. is a nationally recognized healthcare law firm with extensive experience protecting the rights and businesses of physicians and other healthcare providers, suppliers, and facilities.

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Read Our blog: What Is Involved in a Healthcare Fraud Investigation?

Because acting quickly is critical to establishing lines of communication with the investigating body and for devising a comprehensive defense strategy, we encourage you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after receiving notice of any action, audit, or investigation.

How Hendershot Cowart P.C. Can Help

Since 1987, our Houston attorneys have represented thousands of individuals and companies in complex and high-stakes audits, investigations, and other civil and administrative proceedings at both the state and federal level – including those involving:

Who We Represent

Hendershot Cowart P.C. represents all types of individuals, professionals, and entities facing fraud-related healthcare actions, including:

  • Individual physicians and corporate executives
  • Physician practices and medical groups
  • Hospitals, clinics, and healthcare systems
  • Long-term care providers
  • Pharmacies, pharmacists, and technicians
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Durable medical equipment (DME) companies
  • Diagnostic and testing facilities
  • Management service organizations (MSOs)

Our firm has successfully represented clients against audits, investigations, and enforcement actions involving a range of state and federal agencies and administrative entities, including the

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Texas Medical Board (TMB) and Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Department of State Health Services
  • And other contractors, agencies, and administrative licensing boards

Responsive Representation in Medicare Fraud Defense

If you are facing any fraud allegation, audit, or investigation related to Medicaid or Medicare, our firm is prepared to immediately represent you. Our goals in these cases include:

  1. Keeping cases civil, rather than criminal.
  2. Maintaining confidentiality and protecting reputation.
  3. Reaching good faith resolutions and negotiating fair outcomes.

Learn More About Our Medicare and Healthcare Fraud Services

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Based in Houston, our attorneys serve clients across Texas and the U.S., and are available to discuss your case immediately.

In addition to defense representation, our firm also provides proactive counsel to help clients in the healthcare industry assess regulatory compliance, and create comprehensive training and compliance plans.

Proactive Compliance Services

Consequences associated with healthcare fraud investigations and Medicare enrollment or participation sanctions can be extreme, which is why building a medical business upon a compliant foundation is critical. Limiting risks also requires a front-footed approach, careful planning, and a focus on prevention.

We not only defend clients from audits and investigations. We also help safeguard clients from business disputes and regulatory scrutiny with comprehensive compliance plans and clear, enforceable agreements.

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