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Fraud hurts people with disabilities

September 26, 2014Letter to the Editor

On Aug. 16, 2014, the Washington Post published an article entitled “A Medicare Scam That Just Kept Rolling” regarding fraudulent Medicare power wheelchair payments that unfairly perpetuates a black cloud over dedicated and accredited Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) providers. More importantly, it makes it harder for people with real disabilities and chronic medical conditions to get the mobility equipment they need.This is especially troubling for Medicare beneficiaries with...

Don Clayback, wheelchair scam

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What's the real story about fraud?

September 26, 2014Leah Hoenen

WASHINGTON - A recent story in the Washington Post highlighting power wheelchair fraud is simply rehashing old news at the cost of highlighting current problems, industry stakeholders say. “A Medicare Scam That Just Kept Rolling,” which appeared in the Aug. 16 issue of the newspaper, looks back five to 10 years, and focuses on people who started businesses with the sole purpose of defrauding the government, said Don Clayback, NCART executive director. “You can tell...

Dan Fedor, weesie walker, wheelchair scam

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