The Dark Side Of The Power Wheelchair Revolution

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 1:08 PM EST) -- You've seen the commercials — a happy elderly person celebrates his freedom: eating dinner with the family, going to the park with the grandkids, making himself a snack! All thanks to the power wheelchair which he obtained free — or at minimal cost!

But there is a dark side to the power wheelchair story. Improper payments, waste and fraud — unfortunately, these problems are all too common.

A recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found...
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