Durable medical equipment suppliers Orbit Medical Inc. and its partial successor, Rehab Medical Inc., agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle False Claims Act charges that Orbit submitted false claims to federal health care programs for power wheelchairs and accessories. According to the government, Orbit sales representatives knowingly altered physician prescriptions and supporting documentation to get Orbit’s power wheelchair and accessory claims paid by Medicare, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan and the Defense Health Agency. The allegations were first raised in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former Orbit employees Dustin Clyde and Tyler Jackson under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. They collectively will receive a whistleblower award of approximately $1.5 million. Whistleblower Insider
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