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Illegal Healthcare Practices

The healthcare industry leaves consumers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. If you feel that you have been the victim of a fraudulent or illegal practice, including improper billing, denial of coverage, or even excessive charges for copies of medical records, contact the our consumer protection attorneys.

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Illegal Healthcare Practices Details

The healthcare industry can be difficult to navigate for even the most sophisticated consumer. This large and complicated sector of the economy can leave you vulnerable to fraudulent or illegal practices. Additionally, it can be hard to know your rights and legal protections as a healthcare consumer due to the many overlapping government regulations at the federal and state level.

For example, health insurance companies might bill you for more than you owe under your policy, or improperly deny claims that should be covered. Health care providers might try to charge you exorbitant bills that are illegal under some state laws, or excessive fees for copies of your own medical records.

In other instances, some health insurance companies might charge patients more in copays than the actual cost of the prescription medication and pocket the surplus -- an illegal business practice referred to as a copay clawback scheme.

These practices all harm consumers by causing them to pay more than they actually owe or by denying them healthcare. Our consumer rights lawyers want to help you if you have been the victim of illegal healthcare practices.

Examples of Potentially Illegal Healthcare Practices

The following are some examples of potentially illegal healthcare practices:

  • Billing copays for prescription medications that are more than the cost of the drug and keeping the surplus.
  • Charging excessive fees for copies of medical or pharmacy records.
  • Sending patients exorbitant surprise bills.
  • Charging for out of network care to which the patient did not consent.
  • Charging for services the patient did not receive.
  • Charging patients for help signing up for health insurance.
  • Improper denial of coverage.

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