Tracy Richardson Brown, the owner of New Orleans-based medical equipment supply company, Psalms 23 DME LLC was sentenced to 80 months in prison and to pay roughly $2 million in restitution for directing a scheme to defraud Medicare out of more than $3.3 million. According to the evidence introduced at trial, Brown paid patient recruiters for the names and billing information of Medicare beneficiaries and used it to bill Medicare for power wheelchairs and various knee, elbow and back braces. However, the vast majority of these patients did not need, and often did not receive or even want, this equipment. DOJ
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