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Ohio Durable Medical Equipment Fitter Agrees to Voluntary Exclusion

On September 1, 2015, in connection with the resolution of False Claims Act liability, an Ohio fitter of durable medical equipment agreed to be excluded from participating in Federal health care programs for a period of five years under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that the fitter caused the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for back braces that were not supplied, not medically necessary, resulted in the payment of a kickback, or not fitted by a person qualified to perform such services. Senior Counsel Lauren Marziani and Associate Counsel David Fuchs represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:September 1, 2015
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions