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Tennessee Doctor Faces Charges in $7 Million Equipment Scheme

Jan. 14, 2020, 8:09 PM

A Tennessee doctor is accused of participating in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicare, the Department of Justice said.

James L. Crabb signed orders and prescriptions for durable medical equipment for patients he had never seen or with whom he had just a brief telephone conversation, the DOJ said in a statement released Tuesday.

Crabb was a consultant for two companies, a Florida-based telehealth and marketing company and a Georgia-based physician-staffing company. The scheme used recruiters to find the patients and a doctor who would sign off on the orders, federal prosecutors allege.

The companies, which are not identified...

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