The owner of a durable medical equipment (DME) supply company was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison for conspiring to submit nearly $1 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.
In addition to his prison term, the DME supply company owner will serve three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $653,461 in restitution.
The owner of the company pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to bill Medicare for medically unnecessary power wheelchairs. He also admitted that he paid kickbacks to medical clinics for fraudulent prescriptions and other medical documentation to support the power wheelchair claims that he billed to Medicare.
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