Medical Equipment Fraud Cases

Costs and Savings in Medicare Change on Wheelchairs

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Costs and Savings in Medicare Change on Wheelchairs - Medicare administrators late last fall began to take a closer look at reimbursement requests for power wheelchairs, an effort now saving the government millions of dollars. [New York Times Healthcare News] The beginning of this article talks about the hardships of small businesses and patients who are having trouble getting Medicare to pay for power wheelchairs. Sure, new rules may make it more difficult for everyone to get Medicare to pay for power wheelchairs, but the rules were enacted to control terrible abuse of the system.

DME Provider Settles in Racketeering Case in Connecticut

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State auditors in Connecticut uncovered a durable medical equipment scam in 1998, finding that three DME companies routinely used the ‘miscellaneous’ code to bill up to $499 per item (billing $500 or more would have attracted attention). Each of the companies allegedly failed to maintain physicians’ prescriptions, failed to maintain invoices to support billing and billed for non-covered items.

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