Durable Medical Equipment Owner Sentenced
Jamie McCoy was sentenced to 30 months in prison for health care fraud and was ordered to repay $7.5 million. He contracted with marketing firms that placed ads on television and online offering orthotic braces at no cost. The companies sent patient information to a telemedicine doctor who signed an order for medical equipment without evaluating or even communicating with the patient in some cases. Those leads, consisting of the patient information and the medical equipment order, were then sold to durable medical equipment (DME) companies. Read a story from the Riverfront Times and a Department of Justice press release.
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