Telemedicine Doctor Pleads Guilty for False Statements

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Physician Oluwatobi Alabi Yerokun pleaded guilty in federal court to falsely certifying that durable medical equipment (DME) products or genetic tests were medically necessary for more than 2,000 Medicare and Medicaid patients whom he never met or examined. Before Yerokun signed the orders, which he usually did in less than a minute per patient, he made little effort to find out how or from whom the patient information was obtained, who collected the information, the qualifications of any person gathering or providing the information, or whether the information was accurate and complete. Read a story from the Associated Press and a Department of Justice press release.



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