Texas Medical Equipment Company Owners Convicted of $27M Fraud

The Dallas-area owners and operators of two durable medical equipment companies have been convicted on insurance fraud and money laundering charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas reported.

Federal officials said Leah Hagen, 49, and Michael Hagen, 54, of Arlington, Texas, were owners and operators of two durable medical equipment (DME) companies: Metro DME Supply LLC (Metro) and Ortho Pain Solutions LLC (Ortho Pain), both operated out of the same location in Arlington.

The defendants paid a fixed rate per DME item in exchange for prescriptions and paperwork completed by telemedicine doctors that were used to submit false claims to Medicare.

Source: Texas Medical Equipment Company Owners Convicted of $27M Fraud / Insurance Journal

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