Medicare fraud: Jail time for doctor, equipment provider

A Louisiana doctor and the owner of a medical equipment company have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in a scheme to submit around $775,000 in fraudulent Medicare claims.

Federal prosecutors said most of the bogus claims submitted by Dr Dahlia Kirkpatrick and Emmanuel Komandu, owner of Alpha Medical Solutions Inc in Baker, involved unnecessary prescriptions for medical equipment, including power wheelchairs and feeding nutrients — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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