Have you received a letter from Louisiana Department of Health requesting documents and a due date to send them?
If so, you may be under investigation by the Recipient Fraud Investigation Unit of LDH for Medicaid Fraud or Filing or Maintaining False Public Records. These charges would be based on submitting an application for Medicaid health insurance when your income is not low enough to qualify. LDH seems to be trying to enforce the qualifying criteria. These investigations begin with a letter requesting financial information and a questionnaire. The investigations may end with an arrest. Many arrests have been made already. It is imperative that you seek the assistance of a Medicaid defense attorney to help you determine what you should turn over, if anything and to discuss possible defenses. Contact us at 225-964-6720 to discuss this matter.
Carl Barkemeyer is a Medicaid fraud defense lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Medicaid fraud cases can be very fact-intensive and can lead to lengthy sentences. Mr. Barkemeyer is experienced in fighting these charges.
The crime of Medicaid fraud is the act of any person, who, with intent to defraud the state through any medical assistance program created under the federal Social Security Act and administered by the Department of Health and Hospitals:
(1) Presents for allowance or payment any false or fraudulent claim for furnishing services or merchandise; or
(2) Knowingly submits false information for the purpose of obtaining greater compensation than that to which he is legally entitled for furnishing services or merchandise; or
(3) Knowingly submits false information for the purpose of obtaining authorization for furnishing services or merchandise.
Contact Baton Rouge Medicaid Fraud Defense Attorney Carl Barkemeyer for legal representation.