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Physician assistant found guilty of fraud


WASHINGTON – A Los Angeles physician assistant who stole the identities of doctors to write medically unnecessary DME prescriptions was sentenced to serve 72 months in prison, according to an FBI press release.

Patient recruiter sentenced for fraud scheme


WASHINGTON ­– A patient recruiter was sentenced this week to serve 18 months in prison for her involvement in a Medicare fraud scheme.

In this case, let us root the GAO on


I like the heat CMS and its contractors are getting for their audit activities as of late. The lead for this story in Bloomberg Businessweek, based on a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), pretty much says it all:

'It all starts with the doctor'


I read a short article in the Houston Chronicle recently about a doctor on trial for allegedly filing $5.22 million in phony home health care claims by selling his signature over and over again.

Medicare fraud: ‘It all starts with the doctor’

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This morning, I read this short article in the Houston Chronicle about a doctor on trial for allegedly filing $5.22 million in phony home health care claims by selling his signatur


Letter: CMS is barking up the wrong tree


In the last several weeks, there have been two CMS announcements, covered by national news organizations, in regard to Medicare fraud. The first is a physician in Los Angeles, Dr. Jacques Roy, charged with a $375 million Medicare scam. Yes, $375 million!

OIG: NPI delay, fraud may be connected


WASHINGTON - Allowing HME providers to use their NPI numbers in the referring physician field represents a "claims processing vulnerability," according to a memo that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) sent to CMS this month.

No accreditation or surety bond? No problem. Here's a million bucks.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I just came across yet another article on Medicare fraud. The story lead off with—wait for it—a fake DME provider in Miami.

An article by Mark Potter on reads:

Holy Smokes! Look who's scheduled to appear on HME News TV

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I spent this morning reviewing a bunch of HME News TV interviews that we shot at Medtrade last month. (We run the video on and post a new interview each Wednesday.)