Experienced health law attorney
Healthcare investigations can arise from many situations, including allegations of Medicare or Medicaid billing violations, a challenge to the medical necessity of services provided, or other legal violations. If you, or your group or facility, have been notified of a Medicare or Medicaid investigation, a Florida Department of Health (DOH) investigation, a preliminary or final Medicaid audit, or other suspected healthcare violation, contact Christine C. Whitney, P.A. Attorney Whitney handles state and federal healthcare investigations of physicians, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
With more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Attorney Whitney has the experience and know-how to navigate the complexities of state and federal investigations.
Guiding you through investigations
An investigation can be triggered by many sources, including:
- Federal or state law enforcement authorities
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- State of Florida Department of Health
- State of Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration
- State of Florida Medicaid Integrity Program
- Insurance companies
- Managed care organizations and Medicaid Advantage Plans
- A private Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) such as Safeguard Services
If your practice has received a notice from any of these agencies, call Christine C. Whitney P.A. immediately. There may be deadlines within which you must respond.
Specialized health care knowledge aids your investigation
If an investigation has been initiated by federal or state law enforcement authorities and there is the likelihood of a criminal indictment, we will work with your criminal lawyer, or one of our colleagues who specializes in criminal defense of healthcare providers, to provide the expertise in healthcare law needed to develop an effective defense.
Experienced legal service for healthcare professionals
Each healthcare investigation is unique and requires a thoughtful review of the client’s practice, including the relevant medical or billing records.
This firm has worked with a number of criminal defense lawyers, providing them with legal arguments in defense of the client’s conduct that are based on examination of the client’s medical records and application of the laws governing payment for services funded by Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or private insurance.
Ms. Whitney knows the healthcare industry and the governing laws. She was one of the first attorneys certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in healthcare law, and is well-respected in her field. She taught Medicare and Medicaid law for almost 19 years to lawyers seeking certification in health law. She has the knowledge, skill and experience to handle any health law issue or health law dispute.
Get the personalized legal services you deserve. Call Christine C. Whitney today.
Christine C. Whitney, P.A. provides quality health law services to healthcare professionals throughout Florida and nationwide. To find out what the firm can do for you, call 904.356.4387 or contact the firm online.