Insurance Fraud Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia SC lawyer Matt Bodman vigorously fights to protect the rights of the accused
Insurance fraud cases investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) can have serious consequences for the target of the government's probe. If you are convicted of a federal insurance fraud charge, you could be fined thousands of dollars and sentenced to months or years in prison.
In typical cases, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies spend months compiling hundreds of pages of evidence. Sorting throughout such material can be a monumental task.
If you are charged or under investigation, you will need experienced legal counsel - an aggressive South Carolina federal insurance fraud lawyer who has handled complex federal criminal defense cases, as well as state insurance fraud cases. Talk to attorney Matt Bodman today for a free consultation.
What types of insurance fraud cases are common?
In general, most insurance fraud cases involve someone accused of filing a false insurance claim. Other cases we handle at our law firm include:
- Filing an inflated insurance claim
- Upcoding, Miscoding and Phantom Billing
Insurance fraud cases take time to build and often require a tremendous amount of research. Well-funded government agencies will aggressively pursue a conviction. While some lawyers avoid taking on clients who are accused of insurance fraud, Attorney Bodman thrives on rising to challenges and helping people just like you.
What is the penalty for federal insurance fraud?
If you are convicted of federal insurance fraud, the penalties vary widely. In general, you will likely be fined and sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for insurance fraud.
It's important to note that if you are convicted of a federal crime and sentenced to jail, you will be required to serve your sentence in a federal prison - and you could be incarcerated in a jail located hundreds or thousands of miles from your home, friends and family. With so much at stake, you need an experienced attorney for your defense on your side. Contact attorney Bodman immediately.
Why should I hire attorney Bodman to handle my case?
A former assistant state prosecutor, Matt Bodman spent five years working for the state on a range of complicated criminal cases. Since then, he has devoted his career to handling similar cases on the state and federal level.
Federal investigators, insurance companies and the attorneys who work for them have years of experience and training and know what evidence to look for and what questions to ask to get a conviction.
You can fight back with strong representation. Matt Bodman possesses the same knowledge and understanding of insurance fraud investigations as the prosecutors. He's seen these cases being developed on both sides of the courtroom. If you've been charged or you're under investigation, your reputation and your livelihood could be on the line. Protect your rights. Call (866) 487-9077. Free consultation available.
Upcoding, Miscoding and Phantom Billing
The elements in a case involving health care fraud typically involve the following:
- Upcoding - A form of fraud in which someone, often a medical provider, is accused of billing for more expensive versions of similar procedures. As a result, insurance providers pay more money for such services.
- Miscoding - Someone fills in the wrong code in an insurance claim, resulting in more money paid to the person or business filing the claim. Miscoding often occurs due to a mistake made by the person filling out the insurance claim. Even so, the federal government sometimes doesn't differentiate between an honest mistake and fraud
- Phantom billing - An insurance claim submitted for a service that was not provided. The FBI and other government investigators often take a tough stance against such serious charges. That's why it's critical that you have an experienced attorney familiar with such complicated cases on your side who will relentlessly fight for your rights.