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4 ways doctors could accidentally commit Medicare fraud

As a doctor in Grand Rapids, your main focus is probably patient care. More than likely, you will do whatever it takes to make sure your patients regain their health as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there are other aspects of a medical practice that you have to be aware of as well. For instance, if you mismanage the administrative side of your private practice, you could end up facing a Medicare fraud charge.

Did you commit income tax fraud?

No one really wants to pay taxes. Unfortunately, it is a necessary evil in order to keep the government running. With tax filing time right around the corner, you are going to have to present your income and allowable expenses on your tax return. While it is not uncommon to make a mistake when you fill in your tax forms, there is a line where some "mistakes" become fraud.

What constitutes an aggravated assault?

Assault charges are rarely a good thing, but, in Michigan, it is far preferable to face misdemeanor assault charges than see those same charges raised to a felony. Felony charges can change the entire course of your life if you suffer a conviction.

Your MI medical marijuana may not protect you from charges

Since voters passed the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in 2008, thousands of people have gotten arrested and incarcerated for marijuana cultivation and distribution. Even those who believe they are protected by the Act could end up victims to a no-knock narcotics raid and felony charges.

Should Police Departments Control Body Camera Footage?

Two weeks after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot an Australian woman in the alley behind her house after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault, the Minneapolis Police Department expanded its policy regarding when officers must activate their body cameras.

If Authorities Are Speaking With You, Speak With A Lawyer

With news stories breaking weekly, if not daily, about the investigations into connections between the Trump administration and Russians before and after the election, the news-monitoring public is being introduced to a handful of terms that are frequently used in criminal investigations and in the reporting of those investigations.

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