Telemedicine Companies Owner Charged in $110 Million Scheme


Steven Richardson, the owner of Expansion Media and Hybrid Management Group, has been charged and has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a $110 million telemedicine fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary durable medical equipment (DME), including orthotics such as back and knee braces. According to the charging documents, telemarketers paid the companies to generate orders for DME for Medicare beneficiaries who were targeted. Richardson allegedly worked with medical staffing companies to find doctors and nurses who were willing to review and sign prepopulated orders, typically without any contact with the beneficiaries. Read a story from HME Business  and a Department of Justice press release.

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