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Doctor, HME provider guilty of wheelchair scam

February 5, 2013HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - A medical doctor and the owner of an HME company have both pled guilty to participating in a scheme that defrauded Medicare of more than $1 million, according to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California. According to court papers and admissions by the defendants, Dr. Irving Schwartz and Jose Melendez, owner of Oceanside Medical Supply in Long Beach, Calif., conspired to obtain reimbursement from Medicare for power wheelchairs that...

Fraud, Medicare, Oceanside Medical Supply

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