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Maryland man sentenced for Medicaid fraud

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01/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Uche Ben Odunzeh of Laurel, Md., was sentenced Jan. 16 to 19 months in prison for a federal charge stemming from the submission of more than $600,000 in false healthcare claims, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The tale of the three CSRs

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Monday, December 3, 2012

I have a good idea for a study by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

How well-versed are Medicare’s customer service reps (CSRs)?

OIG updates Congress on fraud efforts

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11/27/2012

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects to recover $6.9 billion and exclude 3,131 individuals and entities from participating in federal healthcare programs in fiscal year 2012, according to its Semiannual Report to Congress published Nov. 27.

Medical facilities, DME suppliers represent 40% of fraud cases

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10/12/2012

WASHINGTON – Medical facilities and durable medical equipment suppliers were the most frequent subjects of criminal cases for Medicare and Medicaid fraud, according to an Oct. 9 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Ex-owners of DME wholesale company charged with fraud

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10/12/2012

ONTARIO, Calif. – The former owners of a DME wholesale company based here were arrested and charged Oct. 10 in connection with a fraud scheme involving $16.6 million worth of false claims, according to a Department of Justice news release.

Medical facilities, DME suppliers represent 40% of fraud cases

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10/09/2012

WASHINGTON – Medical facilities and durable medical equipment suppliers were the most frequent subjects of criminal cases for Medicare and Medicaid fraud, according to an Oct. 9 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Several arrested in strike force sweep

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10/05/2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Individuals at four DME companies were among those charged with Medicare fraud in a $65 million crackdown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force last week, according to multiple reports.

Former HME provider pleads guilty to fraud

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09/19/2012

LAFAYETTE, La. – The former owner of a home medical equipment company has pleaded guilty to health care fraud, according to an Associated Press article.

In brief: PMD hearing, LCD update, ASP figures

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09/14/2012

WASHINGTON – A Senate Aging Committee hearing this week will focus on new Medicare prior authorization requirements for power mobility devices (PMDs). The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept.

Frank Margulis: Don't make my mistakes

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09/30/2010

Like most HME providers, Frank Margulis thought he understood the rules. Then he was charged with obstructing a Medicare audit. In 2005, he was sentenced to five months in a federal prison camp and five months of house arrest.

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