The Scooter Store, the nation's largest power wheelchair company became a target of the FBI last week. Government auditors found that The Scooter Store overbilled Medicare to the tune of $108 million from 2009–2012. The company has been accused of putting profits over patient care, aggressively pursuing doctors into prescribing power wheelchairs, even when patients do not need them. The company even has a department devoted to finding ways and means for patients who were ruled ineligible by Medicare to get power chairs. Full details of the FBI search warrant are under seal.
-Chris Wiltz is the Associate Editor of MD+DI