ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southeastern Missouri woman has been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $7.5 million in restitution in a Medicaid and Medicare fraud case.
A federal judge in St. Louis on Tuesday sentenced 42-year-old Brandy McKay of Cape Girardeau. She had previously pleaded guilty.
McKay runs several durable medical device companies.
A plea agreement states that the companies have returned money for orders and prescriptions signed by telemedicine doctors and nurses, who in most cases failed to examine or even does not come into contact with patients and does not identify those patients in need of durable medical equipment.
McKay’s companies then submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid.
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