Anti-Kickback Statute and Wrongful medical patient referral
Medical providers are prohibited from paying or receiving kickbacks or anything of value in exchange for patient referrals. This is in situations where patients will receive treatment paid for by Medicare or Medicaid. The medical providers are prohibited from entering into financial relationship in exchange for the referrals.
The Anti-Kickback Statute covers a larger segment of activity and more so than Stark Law. It has criminal implications. All medical providers that consider or engage in referrals should be concerned if you fall within this category. So, if you provide a medical service or sell medical equipment where payment provided is from a government healthcare program like Medicare or Medicaid should be concerned. The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits the knowing and willful payment of “remuneration” to induce or reward patient referrals.
The reason why medical providers and physicians should be concerned is because the Anti-Kickback Statute is a criminal law; the Stark law is not. As you can image the criminal consequences should be considered more significant. The Anti-kickback law has broader coverage than Stark; it is not limited to certain services. This should be important to all people and entities because while the Stark law is a law for physicians, the Anti-Kickback law is for all people, not just doctors.
Jonathan Wu, our healthcare lawyer, has experience addressing Medicaid and Medicare overpayment matters and health care fraud claims. He is knowledgeable in Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statutes. He is an attorney that not only has the academic knowledge for this area. Mr. Wu has the tenacity to defend his clients in these matters. Richard Weaver and The Weaver Law Firm has the additional broad healthcare experience needed for well-rounded representation. The Weaver Law Firm and its attorneys have defended individuals and entities opposite of kick-back violation claims.
The firm has a history of representing physicians and other entities in the medical industry. Cities like Houston and San Antonio have strong and robust medical centers with top of the line doctors. These physicians have established a credibility and reputation that they want to keep. Our law firm wants to help physician maintain their respect and name in the medical community.
Representation in Kick-Back allegations
One of the more recent and more popular causes for harm to a medical business includes kick-back claims against a doctor or medical business. Eventually, the news may end up in the news or online. Our law firm assists medical businesses in an effort to help defend kick-back allegations.
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