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Physician Pleads Guilty to Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy, Faces 10 Years in Prison

October 11, 2010

Dr. Dahlia V. Kirkpatrick faces 10 years in prison and fines nearing $1 million for her role in an admitted healthcare fraud conspiracy. Kirkpatrick and co-conspirator Emmanuel M. Komandu operated through a phony durable medical equipment company, Alpha Medical Solutions, Inc., and submitted “approximately $775,019 in fraudulent claims to the Medicare program,” says DoJ. Pursuant to Kirkpatrick’s plea agreement,

“Kirkpatrick wrote prescriptions for medically unnecessary DME, such as power wheelchairs, wheelchair accessories and feeding nutrients.   Medicare paid $302,811 to Alpha based on these fraudulent claims.”

DME fraud is among the most widespread and rampant abuses of Medicare. To report DME fraud or other healthcare fraud, contact Frohsin & Barger.

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