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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner Admits To Kickback Scheme

A Florida man who operated a durable medical equipment company has admitted participating in a Medicare kickback and telemedicine fraud scheme. Patrick Wolfe, 48, of Belleair Beach, Fla., the operator of Wilmington Island Medical Inc., which does business as WI Medical Inc., a Georgia company, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court to one count of Conspiracy as charged in an Information, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Wolfe admits paying kickbacks in return for “leads,” which were in actuality signed orders from physicians and nurse practitioners, and then billing those orders to Medicare Part B and Medicare Part C using WI Medical. https://tampa.cbslocal.com/2020/07/14/durable-medical-equipment-company-owner-admits-to-kickback-scheme/