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Two charged in $109M brace scheme 

January 22, 2021HME News Staff

BOSTON – Two women have pleaded guilty to charges they participated in a scam to defraud Medicare of more than $109 million by filing false claims for orthotic braces. Jessica Jones, 30, of Louisville Colo., and Elizabeth Putulin, 30, of Coconut Creek, Fla., who have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, conspired with their employer, Juan Camilo Perez Buitrago, to submit more than $109 million in false and fraudulent claims for DME, such...

Medicare fraud, Operation Brace Yourself, Orthotic braces

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OIG issues mid-year update

June 8, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Power mobility devices and orthotic braces are among the product categories under review by the Office of Inspector General, according to a new report.The OIG released its Mid-Year Update for 2016 on June 7.Necessary and compliantThe OIG will perform several reviews to determine whether claims were medically necessary and compliant with Medicare requirements. Affected product categories include orthotic braces, nebulizers and related drugs, and power mobility devices.System editsThe...

OIG work plan, Orthotic braces, Power mobility devices

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