Former New Hampshire doctor pleads guilty to submitting over $1.9 million in false Medicare claims
An ex New Hampshire Dr has pleaded guilty to allowing orders for medically unnecessary knee, wrist and back braces that were used by the companies to submit more than $1.9 million in false Medicare claims.
Steven Powell, 53, of Alpharetta, Georgia, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of health care fraud. He will be sentenced on August 30.
Prosecutors said he agreed to sign off on medical device orders from companies that submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare. He received kickbacks for orders, which were not legitimately recommended.
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According to the plea agreement filed by Powell, Medicare paid more than $761,000 to device providers in connection with the claims. In federal court.
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The plea agreement recommends a prison sentence of less than four years and Powell restitution.