Corporate Compliance

Los Angeles Medicare Fraud Strike Force lands 20 on trial

Compliance Monitor, October 28, 2009

The Los Angeles Medicare Fraud Strike Force arrested 20 California residents for their involvement in various Medicare fraud schemes that resulted in over $26 million in fraudulent bills to the Medicare program, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
A total of seven cases are pending trial all involving durable medical equipment company owners and marketers who are accused of fraudulently ordering and billing for power wheelchairs, orthotics, and hospital beds.
Since its inception in 2007, the Los Angeles Medicare Strike Force has indicted 331 individuals who collectively have billed the Medicare program falsely for more than $720 million, according to the DOJ.

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