The U.S. government has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Orbit Medical Inc. and its former vice president Jake Kilgore, alleging the company knowingly defrauded Medicare and other taxpayer-funded health care programs by altering and forging physician prescriptions and other required documentation in order to boost sales of its power wheelchairs and accessories. According to the U.S. Justice Department, “Orbit Medical sales representatives, at Kilgore’s direction and encouragement, knowingly altered physician prescriptions and supporting documentation to get Orbit Medical’s power wheelchair and accessory claims paid by Medicare, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, and the Defense Health Agency.” Medicare will ... Read More
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