West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
Comprehensive, Skilled & Dedicated

Patient Brokering Accusations in Florida

Contact a West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Now!

Florida lawmakers have recently instituted a heavy crackdown on the practice of “patient brokering,” or the practice of recruiting or otherwise “buying” patients into their program in exchange for giving their recruiters kickbacks in the form of discounts or other considerations. Institutions that engage in patient brokering will usually recruit their staff or sometimes their own patients to try and “recruit” new patients into the system, where institutions will often make fraudulent claims to insurance companies to try and gain a profit.

This has become a serious problem in some sectors of the addiction treatment, sober living, and rehabilitation industries. Using patients or staff members to “recruit” people into treatment facilities is against the law, and “brokers,” or those who receive compensation for placing people into these illegitimate or fraudulent treatment programs, can be prosecuted.

Have you been accused of patient brokering or insurance fraud? Get help defending yourself against your prosecution by calling the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld at (561) 902-1122 today!

Florida’s Anti-Brokering Laws

The laws give authorities the clear green-light to go after “brokers” and prosecute them for violating patient rights and contributing to medical insurance fraud. However, whenever law enforcement gain additional privileges and abilities, there are bound to be false accusations and arrests made for them.

If you have been arrested and charged with patient brokering or insurance fraud, you need a qualified, experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney on your side. When you call the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., you can trust that you’re working with an attorney who not only has your best interests at heart, but is deeply committed to defending your rights. We believe everyone deserves the best legal representation available, and Attorney Rosenfeld has proven himself both in and out of the courtroom. His successful handling of dozens of criminal trials has earned him a place on the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, among many other accolades.

Established Penalties for Patient Brokering

Under the Florida laws, the penalties for patient brokering include a fine ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 depending on the level of the offense. The penalties also include a maximum prison sentence of five years for a third degree felony, and even lengthier prison sentences if charged as a first or second degree felony. You are deemed to have committed an offense when you receive an “illegal inducement,” or unlawful compensation that influences your referring of a patient to a particular facility. The laws also make it illegal to knowingly misrepresent a facility, including lying about who a facility actually is, where it is located, and the types of services they provide in an effort to lure potential patients to them.

If you’re facing accusations of patient brokering under Florida’s laws, get the help you need from a qualified legal representative by calling the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld at (561) 902-1122 today!

  • Thanks, Greg! Don't know what I would do without you.

    “Greg Rosenfeld....Amazing!!! To say the least. He's been my attorney for 6 years. If it wasn't for him I maybe wouldn't be here typing this. Thanks, Greg! Don't know what I would do without you.”

    Previous Client

  • An excellent lawyer!

    “Attorney Greg Rosenfeld is an Excellent Lawyer who knows the law. This attorney will represent you with great confidence and will fight for you all the way. He charges a fair price for the best Representation. I don't think you need to look any further if you need a good lawyer. Do not hesitate when you need a lawyer. He is going to bring all he has to the Court Room. I highly recommend Attorney Greg Rosenfeld.”

    Anonymous

  • Forever grateful!

    “Greg Rosenfeld is the best Criminal Defense Lawyer in West Palm Beach!! With complete confidence, I highly recommend Greg to defend you. My son was facing possible felony charges, and as a mother, I was devastated. Greg took my worries in his hands and gave me peace of mind knowing that I had such a competent attorney working on my son's case. I am so very thankful to Greg for clearing my son of these charges. Greg is a brilliant, passionate hardworking attorney. He stood by us every step of the way, and was always available at a moment’s notice to answer any questions. Greg is a first class, professional attorney. I will be forever grateful. Thank you Greg!!”

    Alysia B.

  • He is extremely knowledgeable and handled my case with the utmost professionalism.

    “Mr. Rosenfeld was the best experience I have ever had with a lawyer. He was extremely helpful in resolving an extremely complex matter within the Palm Beach County Courts. In fact, once I contacted Greg, he was able to close out my matter within a week. He is extremely knowledgeable and handled my case with the utmost professionalism. He took the time to thoroughly explain all of my options. Greg went above and beyond to help me out and ultimately closed everything out promptly. I wouldn't look any further than Greg Rosenfeld when looking for a lawyer to represent me again.”

    John F.

  • An extremely talented attorney.

    “Greg is an extremely talented attorney. He has strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. He goes above and beyond for his clients, always taking the time to research novel issues and analyze his cases from various angles. Greg gets great results for his clients because of his dedication and strong work-ethic. I would highly recommend Greg to a family member or friend who ever needed a criminal defense attorney.”

    Peer

  • Best criminal defense attorney, hands down!

    “First I'd like to thank Greg for the amazing job he's done for me and my family. Greg was recommended to me through a family friend and thank God for that. Currently I have several felony arrests and not one felony conviction on my record. Greg has gone the extra mile in every situation where I've used his services. The genuine Level of care for his clients is evident from the first meeting you have with him. In my situation anything Greg said he would be able to for my case he did. I was confident throughout the entire legal process that the outcome would be the best possible given my charges. I would recommend his services to anyone who is in any kind of legal predicament where representation is needed. Thank you Greg for everything you've done for me!!!”

    Michael B.

  • Highly recommended!

    ““Attorney Greg Rosenfeld is an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer. When you need proper representation, I highly recommend him. He will fight for your rights. He is very professional and will guide you through the process.””

    Rose

  • High ethics and integrity.

    “Greg Rosenfeld is a knowledgeable and powerful Defense Attorney willing to give an extraordinary amount of time and effort into any single case. In my first conversation with him it became apparent Mr. Rosenfeld is an accomplished trustworthy attorney with high ethics and integrity focused on protecting and defending the given rights of individuals. Mr. Rosenfeld and his firm displayed experience, knowledge, and patience throughout my case resulting in a very favorable outcome.”

    Previous Client

  • He values professionalism and ethics in all of his endeavors.

    “Mr. Rosenfeld is dedicated and hard-working. He is committed to zealous advocacy and the protection of his client's constitutional rights. He values professionalism and ethics in all of his endeavors.”

    Peer

  • Best lawyer I could've ever hired and I highly recommend him!

    “After speaking to several lawyers, I knew Gregory Rosenfeld was the best choice for my case. I was extremely worried about what I was facing and had been told the process would take a few court dates. Mr. Rosenfeld had my case completely taken care of in less than 1 day. Best lawyer I could've ever hired and I highly recommend him!”

    Dawn