When a patient returns DME supplies to a DME supplier, the supplier must reimburse Medicare for the amount of the claim. If it fails to reimburse Medicare for the order, the DME supplier may have engaged in Durable Medical Equipment Fraud and violated the civil False Claims Act because such conduct could constitute “knowingly concealing or knowingly and improperly avoiding or decreasing an obligation to pay or transmit money to the government.” Whistleblowers and their attorneys have brought whistleblower lawsuits under the federal False Claims Act to combat DME fraud by suppliers who fail to reimburse the federal government for DME returns.
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Ross M. Wolfe and the Weiser Law Firm litigate whistleblower lawsuits on a contingent fee basis, so whistleblowers do not pay attorneys’ fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.
Please contact Ross M. Wolfe if you would like to speak with a whistleblower attorney for more information about the whistleblower process, Durable Medical Equipment Fraud or to schedule a confidential free consultation to discuss your potential case.