Medi-Rents & Sales, Inc. Pays $450,000 to Settle Overpayment Case
released on October 24, 2017
found in newsletter: October 2017
BALTIMORE, MD (October 24, 2017)–Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today that Medi-Rents & Sales, Inc., a Baltimore-based medical equipment provider, paid $450,000 to the State of Maryland to resolve allegations that it received overpayments from the Medicaid program through improper billing.
The settlement stems from an investigation into Medi-Rents’ billing practices. From 2012 to 2015, Medi-Rents allegedly billed Medicaid for miscellaneous medical supplies using a billing code designated only for medical equipment repairs, resulting in overpayments to Medi-Rents by Medicaid.
In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Frosh thanked the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for its work on this case, specifically Assistant Attorney General Raja Mishra, Investigators Melinda FitzGerald and Julia Foster, and Auditor Oludolapo Osikomaiya. Attorney General Frosh also thanked the Maryland Department of Health, Office of the Inspector General for its assistance.
Original Press Release