Miami healthcare company owners in prison for Medicare fraud.
Four members of the same family, who owned and operated a series of Miami durable medical equipment (DME) companies and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, have each been sentenced to 57 months in prison for Medicare fraud by U.S. District Judge José Martinez in Miami. The companies involved are Select Medical Equipment and Professional Medical Equipment. Through the two companies, the four defendants recruited and paid cash to Medicare patients to participate in schemes to defraud Medicare. These schemes involved the submission of false claims to Medicare for unnecessary oxygen concentrators and compounded aerosol medications. Each of the four defendants was also ordered to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution for money received in false claims. All four defendants pleaded guilty to all charged counts in March.