Protecting Health Care Businesses and Professionals in Texas and Across the Nation
Regulators, auditors, and others who initiate health care 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 health care 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 health care law firm with extensive experience protecting the rights and businesses of physicians and other health care providers, suppliers, and facilities.
Read Our blog: What Is Involved in a Health Care 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 We Can Help
Since 1987, our Houston medicare 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:
- STARK Law violations
- Anti-Kickback Statute violations
- False Claims Act violations
- Improper billing practices
- Improper referral arrangements
- Non-compliant billing agreements
- Billing for services not rendered
- Improper supervision for services rendered
- Billing for services under improper credentials
- Failure to properly document medical necessity
- Failure to timely pay an overpayment (60-Day rule)
- Civil Investigative Demands
- OIG investigations and OIG subpoenas
- Telemedicine fraud
- Medical license defense
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- CMS exclusions
- ZPIC audits
- Prohibition against the Corporate Practice of Medicine (CPOM) Violations
- RAC audits
- Prescription drug fraud
- Compounding pharmacy fraud
- TRICARE audits and investigations
- EKRA (Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act)