US CHARGES 24 IN $1.2 BILLION MEDICARE ORTHOTIC BRACE FRAUD

Reuters reported on 9th April that US authorities say that they have broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare fraud in which doctors, telemarketers and owners of medical equipment companies peddled medically unnecessary orthotic braces to hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled patients.  Authorities called the case one of the largest health care frauds ever prosecuted in the US.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-health-care-fraud/u-s-charges-24-in-1-2-billion-medicare-orthotic-brace-fraud-idUSKCN1RL2M2

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-indictments-and-law-enforcement-actions-one-largest-health-care-fraud-schemes

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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