Georgia Professional Licensing Defense Lawyer

South East Georgia Professional Licensing Defense Attorney

The Strom Law Firm represents Georgia licensed professionals including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and accountants faced with a  legal challenges including professional disciplinary actions and licensing issues.

A disciplinary board complaint can put your professional and your personal livelihood in jeopardy. State board disciplinary actions can result in license suspension, license forfeiture, public reprimands, criminal prosecution, and removal from panel lists for governmental programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

If you are contacted by an investigator, facing a peer review hearing or a licensure board hearing, you should contact an attorney immediately to protect your professional livelihood.

Strom Law Firm represents the following types of professionals:

  • Physicians
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician’s Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Durable Medical Goods Providers
  • Respiratory Therapists

Our Georgia professional licensing attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.  Call us today to hear how we can help.

Defending Professionals Charged With  Crime 

Many times professionals subject to legal action whether a disciplinary proceeding or a licensing issue may also be subject to criminal prosecution. The Strom Law Firm represents professionals who are arrested and charged with committing a crime in State and Federal criminal actions in Georgia and South Carolina.  Our professional licensing and criminal defense attorneys understand what the prosecution must establish to prove their case and understand how the consequences of that prosecution will affect your professional license as well as your livelihood.

When a health care provider is charged with with a crime, there is more at stake than a person’s freedom.  A criminal proceeding can have lifelong effects even if you receive probation, are only required to pay a fine or are even acquitted in a court of law.

When a health care provider is charged with a crime, it is imperative to retain an attorney who understands the collateral consequences, including licensing issues, disciplinary issues, and the ability to participate in governmental programs.

Strom Law Firm represents health care providers charged in state or federal courts with all crimes, including:

Our professional license defense attorneys understand what is at stake and will fight to protect your license.

Representing Georgia Health Care Professionals in CMS Investigations

Under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the Government created a priority for law enforcement to investigate and prosecute individuals and corporations who commit Medicaid and Medicare fraud.  A prosecution for Medicaid or Medicare fraud  can range from civil enforcement in which the Government seeks restitution and monetary penalties or criminal prosecutions.

Often times, there is a fine line between intentionally making false claims which can result in criminal prosecutions and unintentional billing mistakes.  CMS investigations often times require attorneys who understand medical billing under the CPT manuals and have the technology to synthesize the data housed in a medical provider’s billing system.  The Georgia CMS investigation attorney has the experience and background you need. If you or your medical business receives an investigative subpoena, grand jury subpoena, target letter from the United States Attorneys’ Office, or notice of an audit from CMS, contact the CMS investigation attorney at the Strom Law Firm, LLC  to determine the appropriate way to respond.

Representation in HHS Exclusion Proceedings

If a medical provider is investigated for billing irregularities regarding Medicaid or Medicare, the United States Department of Health and Human Services can initiate proceedings to exclude the provider from the Medicaid and Medicare programs, which can affect your professional livelihood in the years to come.  These exclusions generally are for a minimum of 5 years and can last for a lifetime.  If you are served with a notice that HHS has preliminarily determined that you are excluded from Medicaid or Medicare programs, you should contact counsel to discuss your rights.

Georgia False Claims Act and Qui Tam Actions

 Strom Law Firm represents Relators (whistle blowers) who expose fraud against the Government.  If you are a health care provider and have evidence that another provider or your employer is submitting false and fraudulent claims for payment by Government programs, you can bring an action on behalf of the Government.  If the case is successful, you may be entitled to a percentage of the recovery of the Government.

Contractual Issues with Managed Care and Insurance Companies

The Strom Law Firm LLC can assist health care providers in negotiating contracts with insurers regarding reimbursement rates.  Additionally, Strom Law Firm represents physicians and other medical providers regarding billing disputes with Managed Care Companies and health insurers.  If you believe a Managed Care Company or a Health Insurance Company is treating you or your medical business unfairly, contact Strom Law Firm for a free consultation.