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September 12, 2019

Posted  September 12, 2019

New Jersey doctor Joseph DeCorso pleaded guilty to fraudulently prescribing orthotic braces over the phone for two telemedicine companies, resulting in a $13 million loss to Medicare. Dr. DeCorso admitted that the telemedicine companies preyed on elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries, on behalf of whom he submitted orders for medically unnecessary braces. He prescribed these braces without ever speaking to or consulting with these patients. The case was investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. DOJ

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