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Understanding Healthcare Fraud

The already complicated American healthcare system becomes more complicated each year. From federal billing regulations to private insurance contracts, most healthcare providers must pay professionals to navigate this system. Sometimes, criminal organizations routinely utilize patient information to overbill insurance companies or bill for procedures never performed. This is traditional healthcare fraud, but not all criminalized...

Embezzlement FAQs

Theft is one of the oldest recorded crimes in history. For generations, property has been the measure of value, wealth, and favor in society. As such, theft has been criminalized since criminal law was established. The crime of embezzlement covers a type of theft not otherwise actionable under the traditional elements of larceny. To be...

Defenses to White Collar Crimes in Tennessee

The term “white collar crimes” may make you think that only professionals and government officials can commit them. While federal agencies often focus on public corruption and widespread financial fraud, literally anyone can be accused of committing a “white collar” crime. White collar crime actually refers to a category of non-violent offenses generally committed for...

What is Medicare Fraud?

Medicare provides health insurance for tens of millions of seniors. In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the single largest provider of health insurance in the United States. As such a large government program, it is ripe for abuse, and arrests for Medicare fraud frequently make the news. With prosecutors believing they...

Identity Theft Is A Serious Crime

While identity theft is nothing new, thanks to the internet and our growing dependence on technology and electronic communication, identity theft is skyrocketing. We are much more vigilant regarding identity theft now that we were in previous years. The state and federal governments have enacted legislation in order to aggressively combat this increase in identity...

The Basics Of Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud is considered a white collar crime, and charges are typically brought against doctors and healthcare organizations. Due to the complexity of the healthcare industry, it can be hard to detect and difficult to prove. As a result, allegations can be made even when no fraud occurred or there was no intent to commit...