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Health Care Fraud

The Law Office of Nicole Knox represents health care organization owners, executives, officers, directors, doctors, nurses, and other parties accused in complex health care fraud cases.

She understands your reputation and livelihood may be at risk and is prepared to launch an aggressive defense to protect your rights and your career.

In recent years, the government has redirected its focus on health care fraud investigations. It has moved from a historical focus on prosecuting pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and insurers to instead prosecuting hospitals, doctors, and other individuals involved in the administration of health care organizations.

Over the last several years, the federal government has recovered more than $2 billion from cases involving false claims against federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The government’s return on investment for investigating and prosecuting health care fraud cases guarantees it will continue to focus on aggressive enforcement.

Many cases involve a violation of the False Claims Act, which allows the government to begin a civil or administrative investigation, and it allows a whistleblower, including current or former employees, to initiate a suit and recover a portion of the funds returned to the government. The government also relies heavily on the False Claims Act to bring criminal charges for illegal kickbacks. False Claims Act investigations may also lead to the discovery of additional criminal violations.

Health care fraud criminal charges and investigations occur more frequently in Texas than in many other states.  The federal government created a special task force called Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) and placed HEAT task forces in nine cities across America. Two of the nine cities are Dallas and Houston, Texas.

In Texas and across the country, the federal government often brings health care fraud criminal charges for false and fraudulent claims submitted to Medicare for services never performed, for treatments never provided, and for medicine never administered to a patient.

Some cases involve allegations of complex conspiracies in which consultants or other individuals provide kickbacks or bribes in exchange for Medicare beneficiary referrals.  Illegal kickbacks are also charged in cases where a pharmaceutical company induces pharmacies to switch manufacturers in exchange for a rebate or discount.

These matters are complex, and it is not uncommon for a medical professional to find himself or herself charged with a crime simply because of a misunderstanding or an unintentional mistake that happened when the wrong code was entered. Perhaps you truly believed you were ordering services that would benefit the patient.

Whatever the case may be, Ms. Knox will build a sound criminal defense strategy on your behalf.

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Ms. Knox has dedicated her career to providing high-quality criminal defense representation to individuals. Her record of results includes a long list of not guilty verdicts, dismissals and other positive outcomes.

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I hired Nicole Knox to defend me against a false "deadly conduct" charge in Denton county. I could not have chosen better attorneys. Nicole and her team really cared about me and my case. She wasn't afraid to fight for justice. We took my case to trial and won a record fast "not guilty" verdict. I'm so thankful they had my back and got a great outcome.

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Nicole Knox went above and beyond my expectations. She was thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and attentive. Without a doubt, Nicole Knox had my best interest and outcome in handling my case. I trusted her completely, and she saw to it that my felony case was dismissed and expunged.

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I hired Ms. Knox to help me defend against a bogus felony charge. Her prices were very reasonable given the level of quality professionalism. I would highly recommend this defense attorney and believe her to be a reasonably zealous advocate. My experience is that she is also very patient and accommodating.

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She is currently handling my husband's case and she is very aggressive plus she keeps me and him informed on what is going on with his case. I would recommend her to anyone. She is very straight forward and knows the law.

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I have hired Nicole for several different issues my family was dealing with. She is extremely intelligent and organized. I have recommended Nicole to a couple of friends. She is very responsive and such a pleasure to work with. After dealing with several other lawyers it is refreshing to work with someone who returns telephone calls in a timely manner. I highly, highly recommend Nicole Knox

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I am a widow living in Florida and had to have some legal issues handled in Texas. Nicole Knox handled everything for me in a very timely manner. She also was honest enough to refund a good portion of the retainer which was originally asked for because (as she stated ) "she did not have to use it all". How many lawyers do you know that would do that???? None that I have met so far!! She was very prompt to answer any e-mails or phone calls and kept me well informed.

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Nicole was great.. We went to trial and she went to bat for me. I will always recommend her to anybody that needs a defense lawyer. I was a little nervous at first but Nicole calmed me down and we went against the Dallas police department. Nicole believed me when no one else would.

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Very pleased that I was always kept apprised of all developments. Communications were frequent and prompt as my defense progressed. Nicole was very personable , organized and encouraging throughout my case. I felt the fees charged were very fair and reasonable.

The outcome was 100% of my highest expectations.

Ms. Knox would be my first and only call in the future, if needed.

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