Being accused of medical fraud is one of the most serious offenses a physician can face. There are a number of different reasons for which a physician can be accused of medical fraud. The Board for Professional Medical Conduct will conduct an investigation if a complaint has been filed against you regarding fraud in medicine. Your career is at stake and you may lose your medical license. If someone has filed a complaint about you regarding medical fraud, here are a few things you should know.
Some examples of medical fraud can include making false or misleading statements to patients regarding their diagnosis, suggesting or requiring medical treatment or medication that is unnecessary and can harm a patient, misleading patients about qualifications, creating false reports and records, or submitting false medical bills.
It is important to be aware that sometimes, unfortunately, patients who are unhappy about medical expenses will dispute a fee or complain that their doctor was fraudulent. In these cases, it is essential that you retain the services of an experienced attorney who can work towards disputing these false claims and protect your reputation.
In the event that you are prosecuted for committing medical fraud, your reputation will be tarnished. This information will be published in many locations on the Internet and make it difficult to continue a successful career if you are able to keep your license.
If you have been accused of medical fraud, it is essential that you consult with an experienced medical defense attorney who can provide you with assistance.
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