Owner of medical equipment company sentenced to 3 years for billing fraud

The owner and operator of a durable medical equipment company was sentenced to three years in prison for submitting fraudulent claims to the Texas Medicaid program, according to the Department of Justice.

George Louis Moreno, who pleaded guilty Jan. 24, 2018, owned and operated MARS DME, a durable medical equipment company in McAllen, Texas. From August 2008 to January 2016, Mr. Moreno billed Medicaid for incontinence supplies that were not delivered to beneficiaries. In some instances, he paid Medicaid beneficiaries cash in lieu of delivering supplies, according to the Justice Department.

In addition to his prison term, Mr. Moreno was also ordered to pay roughly $1.5 million in restitution to the Texas Medicaid program.

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