FEDERAL HEALTHCARE FRAUD LAWYERS
NATIONWIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Norman Spencer and his team of attorneys and investigators have been defending healthcare providers against all types of federal fraud cases, audits, and investigations for over a decade. As a healthcare fraud defense attorney, Norman Spencer has deep knowledge of the the Federal Health System as well as extensive experience handling even the most complex federal criminal and civil matters. Based in New York City, our boutique firm provides clients with personal attention and feel of a small firm and the highest level of service expected of a large firm – at the fraction of the cost generally charged by large firms. We have a nationwide network of highly trained and industry recognized professionals including attorneys, forensic accountants, fraud examiners, and billing specialists which we utilize in handling health fraud audits, investigations and criminal prosecutions.
With decades of combined experience and proven track record of successful representation of healthcare providers against criminal and disciplinary charges, we understand how it feels to be in the crosshairs of federal prosecutors. Healthcare industry has been a target of increased scrutiny and criminal enforcement by the federal government for years, and this campaign is only becoming more heated.
DO NOT BE GUILTY BEFORE FOUND INNOCENT
In American culture, “innocent until found guilty” is deeply engraved in our psyche. Unfortunately, this is not always so in real life. Whether guilty or not, healthcare providers charged with fraud will inevitably face immediate consequences beyond any expectation. Everything they worked for could be lost in a heartbeat, before they are even found guilty. It is easy for prosecutors to accuse and it is much more difficult for the accused to defend, even if the accusation are unjust, unless they have the help of someone who knows how to do defend federal healthcare fraud cases. At Norman Spencer Law Group you will find devoted and experienced professionals who dedicated their careers to help real people, people like you.
WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?
What separates us from many others? After all, there are many experienced lawyers and firms of all sizes. We like to keep things simple. We treat you as if you are our only client and more. We don’t sugarcoat problems, don’t make unrealistic promises to get business, don’t use scare tactics to make clients believe they are in a more precarious situation then they are. We almost never use the old fashioned and antiquated hourly billing system preferred by most firms, offering transparent and easy to understand flat fee billing.
WE ARE NOT FORMER PROSECUTORS!
We are not former prosecutors and we never employ any. Unless they’ve spent years on the defense side, of course. Unlike the common belief, in our experience, being a former prosecutor never guarantees being a good defense lawyer. And the reason for that is simple: it takes completely different skills to defend clients than to accuse defendants. It is also much easier to accuse than to defend. Years spent prosecuting people always leave their mark. On the contrary, lawyers who spent their professional lives mastering the difficult skill of criminal defense only get better at it with years.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH US
If you are investigated for healthcare fraud by any federal agency, or worse, if you have been charged with a crime, call us right away. If we work together, you will be completely protected to the extent possible. You can visit us at our offices or we can come to you. Every day we deal with various federal entities such as the Department of Justice, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, the OIG, the FBI, the Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Health Care, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and others – to defend healthcare professionals around the country. These agencies are extremely aggressive and some are money hungry. They have access to almost unlimited resources in terms of manpower and logistical support compared to an average target of their investigations. If you want to have a fighting chance to survive the ordeal of dealing with them, we will give it to you, and you can expect us to do our best for you. When you are innocent, we will bring that out to the light!
WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE A TARGET OF HEALTHCARE FRAUD INVESTIGATION
The absolutely worst thing you can do when you are under under a federal healthcare fraud investigation is do it yourself without the help of an experienced lawyer. One common mistake is to think that you have nothing to hide because you believe you didn’t do anything wrong. Here is the list of what you should never do when you are audited or investigated.
- Don’t ever agree to speak with investigators, agents, or auditors, no matter what they tell you, before speaking with an experienced healthcare fraud attorney first.
- Don’t ever turn over any documents, charts, or records to anyone before discussing this with your attorney.
- Don’t hire an attorney who is not experienced in handling federal healthcare cases even if they practice general criminal law. Federal criminal practice is hugely different from state practice and healthcare fraud is a highly specialized niche area that requires understanding of some of the very complex rules and concepts.
- Don’t panic. As terrified as you can feel now, life is not over and we can help you!
If you find yourself in trouble and need to fight a healthcare fraud charge in NYC or anywhere in the country, there’s no need to do it alone. Contact Norman Spencer Law Group PC. We are here to help you, whatever it takes. Call us today to set up your consultation to discuss your case and the best defense strategies!
Absolutely the best! Saved my license and my livelihood! Don’t even think of any one else. I had retained another lawyer at first, I was told that I will probably have to surrender my license. Then I retained Norman. Best move I have done in years. I’m serious guys! He’s really really amazing!
Mr. Spencer is very knowledgeable, professional and straight forward. I appreciated his honesty, time and insight on my situation. He took his time to explain everything making me better instead of adding more worry. Everyone in his office was pleasant and very helpful. He knows his stuff!!! I highly recommend him!!!
Mr. Spencer is very knowledgeable in dealing with healthcare related cases. From the first meeting he knew exactly how to tackle the case and gave a very informative and detailed plan of action of how the case will enfold and the outcome we were striving for. He was always available and supportive throughout the whole process, taking away the worries of an already stressful situation. He was very patient with me and addressed all of my questions and concerns in great detail. The end result was better than I expected. I owe it all to Mr. Spencer. I definitely recommend him!
Case: A physician charged with conspiring to defraud Medicaid of $6 million.
Result: Our client received probation, the only co-defendant in the matter who avoided prison.
Case: A supervising pharmacist accused of failing to follow proper protocol for a compounding pharmacy.
Result: No disciplinary action
Case: Physician accused by former patient of of inappropriate relations.
Result: Charges dismissed
Healthcare Legal Issue? Our firm has you covered
We provide first class legal services for healthcare professionals. We understand and handle all of the day-to-day, and long-term, legal problems you may face. Whether it be Medicare/Medicaid/third party audits, or other issues, such as government investigations or license defense. We service all types of healthcare providers, for a wide array of legal requests.