Eight Los Angeles- area doctors were recently charged for allegedly conducting in fraudulent Medicare operations that totaled about $14 million. Authorities made the arrest as part of a nationwide effort to investigate false Medicare claims. The administration wants Americans to know that they are trying to save taxpayers suffering caused by those who commit this kind of fraud every year. Health care fraud makes the entire health care system more expensive. The administration is cracking down on potential fraud in the Medicare industry. These doctors submitted near $6 million in false claims by allegedly writing false prescriptions. You may have been charged with Medicare fraud just for making an honest mistake. If you are facing fraud charges you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to combat them and ensure that you get justice. It may even be more difficult for people to receive the health care benefits that they actually deserve after an illness or injury, in which case you may benefit from a personal injury attorney.