If you need a Tampa Medicare Lawyer, The Health Law Offices of Anthony C. Vitale P.A., established in 1982, is a recognized leader in Medicare fraud and Medicaid fraud defense. With over 30 years of experience come insights and abilities that few other firms can match. Our team of experienced professionals concentrates on all aspects of Medicare fraud and Medicaid fraud defense.
In an era of heightened regulatory enforcement, our decades of experience provides us with an in-depth understanding of the challenges our clients face each day as they navigate the complex healthcare industry. Our clients range from individual practitioners to healthcare systems.
We concentrate our practice on healthcare fraud defense and challenging fraud and abuse laws. We successfully challenged Florida´s anti-kickback statute, which resulted in the state´s highest court finding the law unconstitutional and the Florida Legislature amending the law.
We also work closely with our clients on compliance matters to mitigate the risk of becoming the target of a Medicare fraud or Medicaid fraud investigation. If you do become the target of an investigation our firm can conduct a defense or internal investigation. The goal is to eliminate liability and minimize any potential damage to you or your company’s reputation and your ability to continue doing business.
We take a proactive approach to developing compliance programs, providing advice on matters relating to billing and reimbursement, fee splitting and privacy laws.
Our team stays on top of the healthcare industry’s ever-changing rules and regulations to help our clients remain in compliance.
Our attorneys represent clients who are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Office of the Inspector General, Florida Attorney General, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Florida Department of Health, and Florida Department of Financial Services Insurance Fraud Division, among others.
Our mission is to respond quickly and aggressively to protect our clients’ business and personal interests and to meet the demands and challenges they face each day in one of today’s most highly regulated and competitive industries.
We have over 30 years of experience successfully representing clients for a variety of healthcare related issues including: health care fraud; Medicare fraud; Medicare audits, appeals and litigation; Medicare overpayments and criminal Medicare defense.
- Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Defense
- Medicare / Medicaid Overpayments
- Defense Investigations
- DEA Representation
- Medical Licensure Defense
- Compliance Programs
- Qui Tam / Whistleblower Representation
- Healthcare Compliance Programs
- Group practice issues
- Medical necessity litigation
- Private insurance representation
- Due diligence
- Cost report representation
- Advisory opinions
- Jury trials and appeals
The owner of a Tampa, Florida-area medical marketing company was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for his role in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme involving the payment of kickbacks and bribes to fraudulent medical clinics in Miami in exchange for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries for expensive genetic tests that were medically unnecessary, and for his role in the illegal structuring of cash withdrawal transactions.
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez of the Middle District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Michael McPherson of the FBI’s Tampa Field Office and Assistant Inspector General Omar Perez of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Miami Regional Office made the announcement.
U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew of the Middle District of Florida, sentenced David Brock Lovelace, 49, of Land o’ Lakes, Florida, the owner of DBL Management LLC in Land o’ Lakes. After a one-week jury trial in July 2019, Lovelace was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and pay and receive illegal health care kickbacks and one count of structuring cash withdrawals to avoid reporting requirements... read more