Florida Healthcare Fraud Laws

Orlando Theft Lawyer

Definition of Healthcare Fraud in Florida

Healthcare fraud in Florida is defined as knowingly filing a claim under dishonest p filing a claim with your with an insurance provider illegally or deceitfully takes a profit.

Common Types of Healthcare Fraud

  • Illegal billing
  • Obtaining subsidized prescriptions
  • Upcoding
  • Falsifying medical records
  • Selling prescription pills
  • Altering dates and services
  • Billing for non-covered items

Every year, millions of illegal prescription pills are sold in Central Florida, and then transported out of the state. Orlando is within the pill mill capital of the United States, Florida, and because pills can be illegally bought and sold so frequently, healthcare fraud easily follows the same path. The fact that Florida is the number one state for retirement is another reason healthcare fraud is so prevalent.

Recent Case Result

Burglary, Fraud, & Petit Theft Charges Dropped

Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client charged with Burglary of a Conveyance (car), Fraudulent Use of a credit card, & Petit Theft. It was alleged that the client broke into a car & stole a credit card that was allegedly used fraudulently. Attorney Umansky’s aggressive representation was successful in getting the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against her client!

Orlando Healthcare Fraud Penalties

Successful prosecution of a healthcare provider or individual is difficult to prove, but carries strict consequences when an attorney takes the violators to court. A lawyer, or attorney specializing in fraud can prosecute under Health Care Fraud Law, and the provider will face penalties such as fines, incarceration and even lose the right to practice in the medical field if found guilty. Because healthcare crime covers so many different areas, penalties can range anywhere between 1 year to up to 10 yearsin prison depending on the severity of the crime.

Individuals can report suspected fraud anonymously and investigation can be carried on without public knowledge.

Florida Healthcare Fraud Statistics

Because healthcare is white collar theft, every time healthcare fraud is prosecuted, the company raises their prices to cover the loss. Studies show that 10 cents on every dollar is typically because of fraud in healthcare.

Contact an Orlando Healthcare Fraud Lawyer

Most healthcare fraud is performed by organized groups within an institution, but if you suspect fraud, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, or NHCAA, will address all healthcare fraud. Healthcare fraud is a crime, however it is being perpetrated, and higher prices is the result for the rest of the public. If you have any questions contact your local law enforcement or the NHCAA immediately.  If you feel you need legal representation for this type of case, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free case review.  Our experienced  criminal defense attorneys in Orlando will be happy to speak with you.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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