Michigan Health Care Fraud Attorney

MORE THAN 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A PROSECUTOR AND THEN DEFENSE LAWYER

The criminal defense and healthcare fraud lawyers at Burdick Law, P.C. provide experienced legal representation to clients throughout the Detroit metro area and the nation.

Criminal Defense

Criminal defense attorney James W. Burdick represents individuals facing criminal charges or allegations of criminal activity, including allegations or charges concerning:

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, or if you are facing allegations of criminal conduct, time is of the essence. Contact Detroit area criminal defense attorney James W. Burdick or call him at 248-335-5000.

HEALTHCARE FRAUD, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, INSURANCE AND BLUE CROSS FRAUD ATTORNEY

By law, medical, dental, pharmacy and other health professional boards are required to investigate every complaint filed against a professional, as well as every criminal conviction no matter how minor. Apart from standard of care and negligence investigations, one of the most common subjects of investigation for medical doctors and other healthcare providers is substance abuse. Another very common area includes complaints of healthcare fraud, including Medicare and private insurance overbillings or overutilization.

Michigan healthcare fraud attorney James W. Burdick, of Burdick Law, P.C. has decades of experience in defending healthcare professionals in criminal, licensing and disciplinary matters. In cases involving allegations of healthcare fraud, investigators often misinterpret an honest mistake in using billing codes for a pattern of fraud. In defending healthcare professionals, Jim Burdick vigorously develops and presents exculpatory evidence and explains how mistaken assumptions on the part of investigators could have resulted in a criminal or administrative investigation of a doctor. His healthcare fraud practice includes:

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER LICENSING & DISCIPLINE & REINSTATEMENT LAWYER

Licensing and discipline attorney James W. Burdick is a highly regarded state and federal criminal defense attorney at Burdick Law, P.C., in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, who has successfully represented physicians, podiatrists, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists who have been accused of substance abuse, billing fraud, or other criminal and ethical violations. Thanks to Mr. Burdick's keen and experienced representation, virtually every single one of these healthcare providers who has followed his advice has either kept their licenses or successfully obtained reinstatement. He skillfully crafts individualized personal rehabilitation programs for the addicted or administratively accused healthcare provider, in order to demonstrate to licensing boards of their remorse, contrition, and sobriety. He also develops, and compliance and training programs to assist those professionals in meeting the advancing and evolving standards demanded. Additionally, his efforts have resulted in either no loss of license or successful petitions for license reinstatement in every case where his outlines, recommendations and guidance are followed.

James W. Burdick has achieved near universal success in obtaining license reinstatements despite all manner of healthcare violations, even with clients who have been involved in multiple disciplinary actions or with multiple criminal convictions. He has been extraordinarily successful in representing clients in Blue Cross participation and reinstatement actions, in D.E.A. registration show causes and reinstatements, and in United States Department of Health and Human Services (Medicare-Medicaid) exclusions and reinstatement processes, in addition to state discipline and relicense litigation.

HEALTHCARE FRAUD, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, INSURANCE AND BLUE CROSS FRAUD LAWYER

With tightening budgets come ever more intrusive regulatory oversight and investigations. The aggressive pursuit of even the most minor allegations of healthcare fraud and abuse has also increased, and claims of violations are widespread. Almost any health practitioner engages in treatment and billing activities which could be accused by regulators, no matter how hard the practitioner works to be honest and caring, if an overeager investigator puts the right "spin" on the allegations and investigation. Too often it becomes a question of who is looking, and why, and how aggressive they are, not whether a practitioner is actually violating the law or trying to cheat the system. State and federal government payors, as well as private, healthcare payors, have grown far more aggressive in their pursuit of healthcare providers who are seen to have "crossed the line" in treatment decisions and billings; while some practitioners may be cutting corners, most are entirely honest. Naturally, the hardest working, and therefore best paid, physicians are at the top of these investigators' "wish lists." As healthcare payors push harder to "discover" improprieties, healthcare fraud attorneys also need to become far more aggressive than most are in defense of their clients. At Burdick Law, P.C., healthcare discipline and criminal fraud attorney James W. Burdick knows the difference between a simple billing error and healthcare fraud. He was a member of the Michigan Board of Medicine for nearly a decade, and so understands the system, and the personnel, inside and out.

HEALTHCARE FRAUD, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, INSURANCE AND BLUE CROSS FRAUD ALLEGATIONS

James W. Burdick was a member of the Michigan Board of Medicine for the better part of a decade, and understands the workings of the system, and regulators, inside and out. With tightening healthcare budgets come far more intrusive regulatory oversight and investigations. The pursuit of allegations of healthcare fraud and abuse has also tightened, and claims of violations are more widespread than ever, even over minor matters. Almost any health practitioner who engages in treatment and billing activities could be challenged by regulators, no matter how hard the he or she works to be honest. Whenever an over-eager investigator looks hard enough, or puts the right "spin" on the allegations, something can be found. Too often it becomes only a question of who is looking and how hard they are looking, not whether a professional is actually trying to cheat the system or actually practicing in an unethical manner. Federal, state, and private payors have grown far more aggressive against healthcare providers alleging they have "crossed the line" in treatment decisions and billings; while some practitioners may be cutting corners, most are entirely honest. But, whether it was a "mistake" or a "crime," too often depends on a entirely subjective analysis. As healthcare payors push harder to uncover improprieties, healthcare fraud attorneys also need to become more aggressive - like James W. Burdick always is -- sadly, many attorneys who hold themselves out as expert, too often are anything but At Burdick Law, P.C., healthcare fraud attorney James W. Burdick knows the difference between a simple billing error, or medication wasting issue, or overprescribing claimed by the authorities, and healthcare fraud or intentional ethical violations. For example, there is no question any longer but regulators simply do not agree with the use of long-term opiate treatment for chronic pain patients, no matter the extent. As a consequence, the doctors the prescriptions, and the pharmacists filling the prescriptions, become targets simply for carrying out their ethical obligations. Outrageous though this may been, only an attorney with Jim Burdick's skills and experience is likely to be able to help.

Contact a Royal Oak, Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Burdick Law, P.C., our healthcare fraud lawyers are veteran federal and state litigators who regularly represent every type of healthcare provider. We vigorously handle cases in trial and appellate courts, both state and federal, as well as before all regulatory agencies and professional boards. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO SERVE YOU

Our offices are located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in order to serve clients in the Detroit metro area and throughout Wayne County, Oakland County, and Macomb County, including the communities of Warren, Pontiac, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Royal Oak, Troy, Sterling Heights, Southfield, and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. We also serve clients in Detroit, Warren, Grosse Pointe, Pontiac, Livonia, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Mt. Clemens, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, as well as Farmington Hills, Royal Oak, and Southfield, and throughout Michigan.

We have also served criminal defense clients in Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Connecticut, California and elsewhere throughout the United States.