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OIG finds savings increase from Senior Medicare Patrols

June 14, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Senior Medicare Patrol projects achieved $163,904 in cost avoidance on behalf of Medicare and Medicaid in 2016, up from $21,533 in 2015, according to a study from the Office of Inspector General.Savings to beneficiaries and others totaled $53,559, up from $35,059, the OIG says.In 2016, 53 projects had a total of 6,126 active team members who conducted a total of 26,220 group outreach and education events, reaching an estimated 1.5 million people. The projects also had 195,386 individual...

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Orbit agrees to $7.5 million settlement

May 28, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Orbit Medical and its partial successor, Rehab Medical, have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that it altered and forged physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.Orbit Medical says it fully cooperated and offered full transparency during the DOJ's four-year investigation.“We are relieved to close this chapter and move forward growing our business,” the company...

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Gov't to Orbit Medical: We want our money back

April 15, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Orbit Medical and Jake Kilgore for allegedly altering and forging physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories.On Oct. 23, 2013, a federal grand jury in Utah indicted Kilgore, former vice president and sales manager, on three counts of healthcare fraud, three counts of false statements related to health care and three counts of wire fraud.“The government...

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On the Editor's Desk

A hypocrite and a telling comment

March 1, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

We get emails all the time from HME providers and other stakeholders pointing stuff out. These emails often sit in my inbox for some time. They're interesting and noteworthy, but there's no way we can write stories about them all. So in an effort to clean out my inbox (a great activity when you're working at home because it's blizzarding outside and you're avoiding programming the HME News Business Summit), I'm going to share a few of them with you here. Former provider Dominic Rotella recently pointed...

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