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Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
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SKA Law is a premier, Philadelphia criminal defense law firm, founded by professional criminal attorneys. We take on cases other law firms turn down, because we know how to fight – and when to negotiate. Our goal is to get you the best outcome possible. No fluff. No nonsense. Our focus is results.

Chester county Medicare Fraud Lawyers

Medicare is an important federal program that provides assistance to a significant segment of the population. Millions of Americans rely on Medicare for health care access. Doctors and other medical professionals frequently accept Medicare payments for many types of services. Medicare can pay for an operation. It can also pay for physical therapy for arthritis, medications to treat high blood pressure and help with doing chores at home in the event that someone is disabled. Many health care providers know how to use Medicare to make sure their patients are covered for the treatment they need. They also know how make sure all payments are received in a timely manner. However, Medicare rules can be quite complicated and subject to frequent changes. Problems can arise under many circumstances. Sometimes, error may be made with payments. Government officials are charged with making sure that Medicaid is used as intended by the recipients and the providers.

Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud is generally defined as the act of knowingly and deliberately billing the government for services that were not rendered or were not necessary. There are many ways that a provider can engage in Medicare fraud. A provider may charge more for Medicare services than they would for other patients. They can bill Medicaid for services that were not provided. Some providers may be accused of billing for services that were not actually medically necessary. This may include procedures such as hearing tests or eye examinations that were conducted twice a year rather than once a year as recommended by major medical organizations.

It is possible for service providers to make mistakes when billing. For example, a doctor’s office may submit a bill for one medical procedure when another one was performed. Many terms are used to describe varied forms of Medicare fraud. Phantom billing is when a provider bills for services they did not perform. Upcoding is when a service provider bills for a more expensive procedure rather than the procedure they actually did for the patient. A provider may be accused of billing separately for services that should have been combined into a single bill. This is known as unbundling. Providers may be accused of billing twice for a single service. They may also be accused of charging for more expensive drugs while giving the patient generic versions that may not be as safe.

Even choosing which vendor to work with may create potential problems. For example, those who work with Medicare may also be accused of accepting money from an outside source such as a provider of medical devices. In turn, they have reached an agreement with that service provider to use only their products in the office rather than a competitor’s. A provider may also be accused of using Medicare funds for their own use rather than to provide patient care.

Serious Charges

The misuse of Medicaid funds is considered a serious offense under state and national laws. Service providers may be facing heavy fines and potentially long prison jail terms if they are ultimately found guilty. This is why it is imperative that all providers who work with this program understand the program’s features. Proper staff training is the best course of action. It’s also crucial to make sure that all billing is submitted properly at all times. A single mistake can trigger a potential examination from government officials. Officials who are found in deliberate violation of Medicare policies can be banned from participating in the program for a period of time. Those who do so more than once may face a lifetime ban from accepting Medicare patients. This is why it is extremely important to fight any potential charges of misuse of Medicare fraud. Help from Chester County Medicare fraud lawyers can provide an effective defense and make sure that all health care providers can continue to offer valuable services to their patients.

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Criminal Lawyers

Fewer Clients. Better Service And Results

SKA Law takes on fewer clients than other firms – it’s because we believe that taking on fewer clients means we can provide more service, and better results.

25 Years Of Legal Practice

Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.

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Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.

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We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.

Criminal Attorneys Philadelphia

We Protect Your Freedom And Your Future.

At the law offices of Amato T Sanita, Esq, this is more than just a slogan – it’s our philosophy, and belief. Our goal is to protect your freedom, and to ensure your future is protected. By working with our firm, you get legal representation when you need it the most for your criminal case in Philadelphia. We understand that dealing with the criminal system is overwhelming – the consequences cannot be underestimated. Regardless of whether it’s a small misdemeanor, or a severe federal crime, you need to understand the legal process – how it impacts you – and a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney, who will work for you. Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers treat each case as it’s own unique situation, and work hard to uncover evidence that will get you the best possible outcome. Founding partner Amato Sanita, understands that you’re very concerned about possible sentences, and issues in the future you might face. There are many aspects to a criminal defense case. Our goal is to show the court you didn’t commit the crime and/or don’t deserve the maximum sentence for the crime you’re accused of committing. Regardless of whether it’s a drug offense, assault charge, or bank fraud, our Philadelphia criminal lawyers work tirelessly to represent your interests in court.

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Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice – handling some of the toughest cases in the country.

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Statutory Sexual Assault

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Aggravated Indecent Assault

Serious Bodily Injured

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Harassment

FACED 3 YEARS IN PRISON

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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False Imprisonment

15 YEARS IN PRISON

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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