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Medical equipment provider to pay $1.38 million for Medicare/Medicaid fraud

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced that Doctor’s Choice Medical Equipment of Largo, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1.38 million to settle allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

The company allegedly double-billed and submitted false claims for durable medical equipment, including wheelchairs and nebulizers.

The fraud was discovered and reported by the new owners of the company, as well as by a whistleblower employee.

The Attorney General’s July 22, 2004 press release.

 

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