Equipment Company Owners Get 12 Years
Evidence presented at trial showed that Leah Hagen and Michael Hagen owned and operated two durable medical equipment (DME) companies, Metro DME Supply LLC and Ortho Pain Solutions LLC. They paid kickbacks and bribes to their co-conspirator’s call center in the Philippines in exchange for signed doctors’ orders for DME that were used to submit false claims in excess of $59 million to Medicare. From those claims, Medicare paid the defendants more than $27 million. In some cases, beneficiaries were convinced to accept braces they did not need or want and were offered gift cards in exchange for accepting those braces. The defendants were sentenced to more than 12 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $27 million in restitution. Read a Department of Justice press release.
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