The government takes healthcare fraud accusations very seriously. Such accusations can lead to severe consequences such as civil and/or criminal legal actions and the loss of your license if you are a physician. To obtain civil financial penalties from the accused, the government will attempt to find you liable under the False Claims Act or the Stark Law. Additionally, the government may try to bring criminal charges against you under the Anti-kickback Statute or the criminal healthcare fraud statute. Being found liable under civil suit may cause you great financial loss and possible loss of your practice and license. This too may be the case if criminal charges are brought against your and you are convicted of healthcare fraud.