Published on May 17th, 2013 | by MD0
Feds Charge Elmhurst Woman with Healthcare Fraud
Ellyse Lamon is among seven defendants in the Chicago area charged in separate instances of healthcare fraud, federal law enforcement officials announced Tuesday. Lamon, an account executive at a company that sells durable medical equipment, was charged in U.S. District Court with one count of healthcare fraud for allegedly engaging in a $350,000 Medicare false billing scheme.
Lamon’s company sold equipment such as back braces and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation units, also known as tens units. Between October 2010 and May 2011, Lamon allegedly caused her company to submit false claims to Medicare stating that a physician had prescribed back braces and tens units when she knew that no physician had done so and the items were not medically necessary.
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