Telemed Owners Admit Roles in Kickback Schemes


Stephen Luke and David Laughlin, owners of nationwide telemedicine company RediDoc LLC, admitted their roles in conspiracies to bribe doctors and to commit health care fraud. According to documents filed and statements made in court, doctors often approved prescriptions and durable medical equipment (DME) orders without having had any contact with beneficiaries and without making bona fide assessments that medications or DME were medically necessary. Read a story from Reuters and a Department of Justice press release.



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