Doctor Could Get 10 Years for DME Fraud

Doctor Gets Six Years for DME Fraud

July 28, 2021

Update to a story originally posted on September 23, 2020: Richard Davidson was sentenced to six years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and ordered to pay $10.72 million in restitution. Read a Department of Justice press release.

A doctor pleaded guilty in a durable medical equipment (DME) case and also agreed to forfeit almost $2.5 million. The case involved a scheme in which conspirators secretly gained control of multiple companies, which Medicare prohibits. This enabled them to submit high volumes of illegal DME claims. They illegally purchased thousands of signed doctors’ orders for DME braces from so-called “marketers.” Read a Department of Justice press release.



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