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Woman arrested for $8.8M fraud scheme 

June 7, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A woman was arrested on June 1 in Hampton, Ga., on criminal charges related to her alleged scheme to defraud Medicare by prescribing medically unnecessary DME that was then billed to Medicare. Kateline Lavache, 53, allegedly prescribed medically unnecessary DME for Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for kickbacks and bribes from her co-conspirators, according to an indictment. She allegedly had no prior relationship with the beneficiaries, was not treating them and failed to conduct...

Kickbacks, Medicare fraud


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Jury convicts three in $6.4M scheme

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

DALLAS – A federal jury here has convicted the owners and operators of four orthic brace suppliers in Texas and Arkansas for a $6.5 million illegal kickback scheme, including violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. Bruce Stroud, 40, and Bobbi Stroud, 39, husband and wife and residents of Prosper, Texas, and Kenric Griffin, 52, of Frisco, Texas, jointly owned and operated New Horizons Durable Medical Equipment, Striffin Medical Supply, 4B Ortho Supply and Grace Professional DME, according to...

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Gov't takes down scheme involving kickbacks, straw companies

November 18, 2020HME News Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - The owner of a group of DME companies has admitted his role in a conspiracy to pay kickbacks in exchange for DME, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey has announced. Albert Davydov, 28, of Rego Park, N.Y., has pled guilty by videoconference before a U.S. district judge to an indictment charging him with conspiring to violate the Anti-Kickback statute. Davydov, the owner of nine DME companies, participated in a scheme to pay kickbacks in exchange for orders from...

Kickbacks, Medicare fraud and abuse, straw companies


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Hollister, Byram settle for millions

May 3, 2016HME News Staff

BOSTON - Hollister and Byram Healthcare Centers have agreed to pay $11.4 million and $9.3 million, respectively, to resolve allegations that they engaged in a kickback scheme designed to increase sales and profits, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced April 29. The settlement with Hollister resolves allegations that, from 2007 through 2014, it paid kickbacks to Byram in return for marketing promotions, conversion campaigns, and other referrals of patients to its...

Byram, Hollister, Kickbacks, settlement, supplies


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