Nurse Practitioner Working for Telemed Company Pleads Guilty in DME Scheme
Justin Segrest pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme that defrauded Medicare of almost $15 million. He admitted in court to making false claims in medical records to support fraudulent claims. He did so by signing false medical records describing purported “assessments” of Medicare beneficiaries and certifying that he had performed corresponding medical examinations when, in fact, he had no interaction with the beneficiaries and made no medical determination whether the devices were medically necessary or the beneficiaries needed the DME. Read a story from the Associated Press and a Department of Justice press release.
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