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Contractors warn docs of DME scams

March 20, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The DME MAC medical directors say they are fielding frequent complaints from doctors who are the targets of DME marketing schemes. The medical directors reminded physicians in a recent letter that they can report suspected abuse to the Office of Inspector General (OIG). “Most of these scams are obvious in their wording or their attempts to get you to approve unnecessary medical equipment and supplies,” the letter states. Common scams, according to the letter: unsolicited...

DME Medicare Administrative Contractor (DME MAC), Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Marketing, Scam

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Executive Session

I hope this isn't my 15 minutes of fame

December 6, 2010Mike Moran

It can be a hard, cruel world out there, especially if you are old, overweight or, sometimes, a guy named Moran. I got a call last week from Mike Kruse, a reporter with the St. Petersburg Times. Turns out a man on a moped crashed into a man driving a power wheelchair. Kruse had all kinds of questions for me: How big is the scooter market? How big is the power chair market? And on and on. I kind of enjoyed it. Usually, I'm the one asking questions so to have the tables turned was fun. Here's what...

Executive Session, Scam, St. Petersburg Times

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