Doctors Convicted in DME Scheme

Dean Zusmer and Lawrence Alexander were convicted for their roles in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting over $31 million in claims for expensive durable medical equipment (DME) that Medicare beneficiaries did not need and that were procured through the payment of kickbacks. Marketers used overseas call centers to solicit patients and telemedicine companies to procure prescriptions for unnecessary braces for these patients. Read a story from Nation World News and a Department of Justice press release.

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