US Charges 24 in $1.2 Billion Medicare Orthotic Brace Fraud

April 9, 2019

(Reuters) – U.S. authorities on Tuesday said they have broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare fraud in which doctors, telemarketers and owners of medical equipment companies peddled medically unnecessary orthotic braces to hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled patients. Authorities called the case one of the largest health care frauds ever prosecuted in the United States.