Medicare Fraudsters Now Tap Telemedicine in Medical Equipment Scams

October 9, 2019

Kaiser Health News (October 9)

Medicare Fraudsters Now Tap Telemedicine in Medical Equipment Scams

Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experiencing back pain and would like a free orthotic brace. The caller said he was with Medicare. John Ernest didn’t believe him, said “no” to the brace and hung up. He didn’t give out his father’s Medicare number. And yet, not just one, but 13 braces arrived soon afterward at Ernest’s house in central Pennsylvania.



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