Ex-Orthofix Manager Charged In False Medicare Claim Scheme

Law360, Philadelphia (October 1, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A former sales manager for Texas-based Orthofix Inc. was charged in Pennsylvania on Friday for his role in a scheme to submit $250,000 in fraudulent Medicare claims for bone-growth stimulators that were not covered under the government insurance program.

Brian Racey, a former Pennsylvania-based sales manager for the medical device manufacturer, was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia with one count of heath care fraud for allegedly doctoring customers’ medical records to indicate that bone-growth stimulators they had been prescribed qualified for reimbursements from...
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