Fraud is defined as a deception which is deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain. Fraud is considered both a civil wrong as well as a criminal wrong.
Abuse is defined in terms of acts that are inconsistent with sound medical or business practice. Abuse is an unintentional practice that directly or indirectly results in an overpayment to the healthcare provider.
Health care fraud is defined as someone knowingly and willfully executing, or attempting to execute, a scheme or artifice to defraud any health care benefit program or to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, any of the money, property owned by, or under the custody or control of any health care benefit program. Health Insurance Fraud, drug fraud and medical fraud are all included as health care fraud.
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Health care fraud may be punishable by a fine and/or a prison sentence. If you are accused of heath care fraud and are looking for Florida health care fraud attorneys in West Palm Beach, do not hesitate, contact Atterbury, Goldberger & Weiss, P.A. today.