Execs, MDs Charged In $1.2B Medicare Fraud Scheme

Law360 (April 9, 2019, 10:48 PM EDT) -- Doctors and business executives are among at least 16 fraud suspects charged in a $1.2 billion telehealth scam to lure patients into procuring unnecessary joint braces and stick Medicare with the tab, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday. 

The cases allege a national kickback chain involving prescriptions for needless arm, leg and back braces that were submitted to Medicare for reimbursement. Brace company owners are accused of paying telemarketers and telemedicine companies for patient referrals. Then individuals at the telemedicine companies are alleged to have paid off doctors, and doctors are charged with signing prescriptions without seeing patients, all in violation of Medicare rules....

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