Thursday, February 9, 2006
U.S. District Judge Sam Crow, of Topeka, Kan., called Medicare regulations "complex, confusing and arguably incoherent at times" while sentencing three defendants who were found guilty of health care fraud, among other charges. Terence Cooper, Frank Heck and Paige Heck defrauded Medicare of more than $600,000 by billing for more expensive motorized wheelchairs and more expensive wheelchair seat cushions than were provided, the feds alleged.
Reprinted from the Feb. 6, 2006, issue of REPORT ON MEDICARE COMPLIANCE. [tm]