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Inspector General: Fraud Vacating DME

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By David Kopf Apr 26, 2012

Testimony to Senate Finance Committee says DME/HME's anti-fraud measures are pushing fraudsters into other areas.

Efforts to push fraud out of the durable medical equipment sector have been successful, according to testimony made by HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson to Senate Finance Committee this week.

Echoing Levinson's comments was Wifredo Ferrer, from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Southern Florida, who added that criminal activity in Medicare has transitioned “from the DMEs to HIV infusion therapy to home health and now, community mental health,” according to a report from the American Association for Homecare...

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