Many healthcare facilities and Medicare systems in the world have been negatively affected by many fraudulent activities that have always been conducted during the delivery of health services to the required people, and this has made fraud to be a big in the supply of durable medical equipment.
Medicare facilities and systems are very important to the people because they help them save some of their cash as they help to cover some of the costs that may be incurred in getting various medical services like the delivery of some medical equipment and other health services. Those who would want to get some medical equipment from a Medicare must show a certificate which must have a signature of a qualified physician, and they must also follow all the steps stated by the Medicare and be ready to adhere to all the rules and regulations of the Medicare systems. Many activities and regulations practiced by many durable medical equipment suppliers put the patients at a risk of fraud because as it is always known not many of the durable medical equipment suppliers sell them as wholesalers but many of the act as middle men buying the medical equipment from the manufacturers and delivering them to the patients.
The following are some of the various fraud schemes used by the durable medical equipment suppliers who are fraudsters to the patients. The first fraud scheme used by the durable medical equipment fraudsters is shipping the medical equipment to the patient without the needed requirements of getting this Medicare service and one of the requirements which these fraudsters do not put into consideration is having the necessary physician order which includes having the certificate of medical necessity of the patient and other patient Medicare benefits. Many durable medical equipment suppliers in the Medicare systems ship more than the required order of the medical equipment which is a mistake
Failure of recording the amount of durable medical equipment returned by the patients is also another fraudulent activity that has been keenly noted by many departments of justice to try to curb it. Another fraud scheme noted by the department of justice is the intentional misinterpretation of the amount of cash paid to them by the patients.
The above Medicare fraud schemes practiced by these fraudsters have greatly increased in many nations and have become the jobs to be done by many criminals like thieves to con people. There are some task forces like Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team that have been put forward by some of the governments to help curb these Medicare fraudsters.