Medical Equipment Medicaid Fraud: Wheelchair rip-off

A man has pled guilty to charging Medicaid for expensive power wheelchairs while actually providing cheap, basic wheelchairs to recipients.  Charging the government for more expensive medical equipment than actually provided is a common form of Medicaid Fraud called up-coding.  The man, Uche Ben Odunzeh, also billed Medicaid for medical supplies he never even provided.  Odunzeh, the owner of Empire Medical Services, submitted false claims to the government amounting to more than $275,000. If you have non-public information about medical equipment Medicaid fraud or other health care fraud,...

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