DME Company Operator Charged in Telemedicine Kickback Scheme (1).jpg

A California man who operated a durable medical equipment (DME) company has been charged for his alleged participation in a massive health care fraud scheme. He is accused of conspiring to pay kickbacks in exchange for obtaining orders for DME that his company would then bill to Medicare. Physicians receiving the kickbacks would knowingly sign false medical records describing “consultations” of Medicare patients. Read a Department of Justice press release.



SMP Resource Center products often contain links to copyrighted material. The SMP Resource Center is providing these links as a convenience and for informational purposes in our efforts to report and educate on Medicare fraud; they do not constitute a guarantee, endorsement, or approval by SMP of any of the information available on the external site. SMP bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. If you have any questions or concerns about the links provided, please contact the SMP Center at