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Louisiana Couple sentenced in Medicare fraud case

A Plaquemine couple is headed to federal prison after admitting that they used their medical equipment company to defraud Medicare of slightly more than $1 million.

The couple admitted they billed Medicare for equipment that was either medically unnecessary or never delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. In some cases, Medicare was billed for expensive equipment for which inferior products were substituted.

Between January 2006 and March 2008, according to their charge, the Stewarts and “others known and unknown to the United States attorney” falsely billed Medicare for $1.9 million in power wheelchairs, orthotics and other durable medical equipment.

See on www.fox8live.com

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