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(My San Antonio)   We here at the Scooter Store would like everyone to know that even though 150 FBI agents raided our offices and we have laid off everyone in the company as of last Friday, that our company is NOT, and we repeat NOT part of any federal investigation   (mysanantonio.com) divider line 59
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2013-03-11 05:26:24 PM
7 votes:
I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.
2013-03-11 05:15:25 PM
5 votes:
These f*ckers always seemed shady.
2013-03-11 08:49:45 PM
3 votes:
In the US medical fraud and waste (unnecessary treatment) is a large argument for socialized medicine or in its absence  much higher governmental oversight and regulation. The US has the most expensive medical care in the world in part from parasites sucking out money.

Any "market" where the consumers don't pay for what they are consuming (it is mainly paid for by insurance or the government) and the consumers aren't competent enough to choose what they get or even communicate and negotiate with the payer has vast opportunities for fraud and waste. One really can't expect most patients to be competent when an  overwhelming portion of health money is spent on the elderly or disabled.

I'm not saying that the elderly or disabled shouldn't receive health care, just that a "market solution" to this problem is inherently broken.
2013-03-11 05:43:33 PM
3 votes:

poe_zlaw: It's not the actual Scooter Store itself, it is the employees that are under investigation.


FTFA: "As of last month, The Scooter Store had about 1,800 employees, including 1,200 headquarters staff."

Sounds like they have centralized the "cooking up bogus medical paperwork" function, and that is their main labor cost toward helping people get free government bought scooters.
2013-03-11 05:41:29 PM
3 votes:

MindStalker: Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?


I believe you can rent them.  At least, I believe you can rent just about any piece of medical equipment if you only plan to need it for a few months.

Getting Medica* to pay for the rental is, naturally, the source of a bunch of fraud.
2013-03-11 05:21:30 PM
3 votes:
the-void.co.uk
2013-03-11 07:41:07 PM
2 votes:
Has anyone ever watched one of those commercials and not thought; there  should be an investigation into Medicare and Medicaid fraud here?
2013-03-11 07:17:07 PM
2 votes:
I use a cpap. The one my doctor prescribed for me was damaged in an auto accident. I tried to get a replacement, and insurance wouldn't cover it. So I went to buy my own, and the price my doctor wanted for a replacement was around $2000. So I went on the internet, since <b>I</b> was paying for it, and found one that was only $400 (a deVeblis) that also had a 12v adapter. This was at CPAP.COM.  Since I camp about 3 months out of the year, this was very helpful to me. So when buying a medical device, consider shopping around.
2013-03-11 06:59:28 PM
2 votes:

Takeshi6400: My wife is an Occupational Therapist and every time one of their commercials would come on tv, she would call them, "the devil" and change the channel.  Some of the problems are that the seats in the wheelchair are just car seat type chairs, that offer no pressure relief.  If you've got someone who's large or has impaired circulation, then they develop decubes very easily.  They aren't adaptive as a persons disease process progresses, which means that they are unable to use them after a while and medicare isn't going to buy a better one.  You also can't use parts from other wheelchairs on them.  You have to buy them from the company and they are much more expensive for items like batteries that need to be replaced.  Also, if you want to have any work done, you have to get their technicians to do it otherwise you void the warranty.


ohgodohgodohgod ohgodohgodohgod ohgodohgodohgod  WHY did I look up what that was!
2013-03-11 06:52:41 PM
2 votes:
My wife is an Occupational Therapist and every time one of their commercials would come on tv, she would call them, "the devil" and change the channel.  Some of the problems are that the seats in the wheelchair are just car seat type chairs, that offer no pressure relief.  If you've got someone who's large or has impaired circulation, then they develop decubes very easily.  They aren't adaptive as a persons disease process progresses, which means that they are unable to use them after a while and medicare isn't going to buy a better one.  You also can't use parts from other wheelchairs on them.  You have to buy them from the company and they are much more expensive for items like batteries that need to be replaced.  Also, if you want to have any work done, you have to get their technicians to do it otherwise you void the warranty.
2013-03-11 06:24:59 PM
2 votes:

meat0918: I wonder how many companies  industries exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


The Aerospace Industry. The Road Building Industry. Every U.S.-based Shipyard. And every U.S. business (of ANY size) within a 25-mile radius of a Military Base.
2013-03-11 06:10:41 PM
2 votes:

meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


Well, I found one.
2013-03-11 05:42:06 PM
2 votes:

JustGetItRight: realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME Medical industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money.

FTFY, and it is about to get a whole lot worse.


It's going to get a whole lot better, actually. Because both Democrats and Republicans are tired of it. Neither of them wants to give money away to these crooks. *Especially* since they are all small-time crooks. If the DME industry could get together and bribe the right congress-people, they wouldn't be getting stomped on.

And yes, the entire medical industry engages in massive Medicare fraud, but they are much less sleazy about it than the DME providers are.
2013-03-11 05:30:46 PM
2 votes:

meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


Do a google search for "Welness Center" in every city of the United States, count the results. Add the Scooter Store to the number and throw in an extra couple thousand, triple your result and you might be scraping the surface.
2013-03-11 05:21:48 PM
2 votes:
But how will they be able to protest government takeover of medicare without their government paid for scooters to ride around on?
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2013-03-11 05:17:04 PM
2 votes:
They rip off the government to give those scooters to fat slobs.
2013-03-12 01:29:41 AM
1 votes:

great_tigers: you sell a wheel chair for 10,000 bucks, you need to collect 2000 from the patient.


Sell for 8 grand, make 1500 profit, "donate" 2000 to make it ten grand, -500 profit, claim 2000 as a charitable contribution, get 1000 back, up to $500 profit.
2013-03-12 12:41:48 AM
1 votes:

MindStalker: realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.

Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?


If you need one temporarily then you don't need one and won't get one approved. While I realize that in the 80's and 90's a gravy train was set up for DME, it no longer is. If you have any once of mobility you're not approved for a motorized wheel chair. You can get a regular one no problem, however, the paperwork and evidence needed for a motorized wheel chair makes it very hard to actually be awarded one.

The reason why the scooter store was probably raided was because they cut corners. There is almost always going to be a deductible or co-pay. If you don't collect this it is actually illegal for billing purposes on the next sale to charge the full medicare amount.

Example, you sell a wheel chair for 10,000 bucks, you need to collect 2000 from the patient. If you don't then medicare will start to expect you to sell all your wheel chairs for 8000, with the 20 percent copay of 1600.
2013-03-11 10:47:52 PM
1 votes:
I call them "Trailer Park Daleks"
drtrainingsystems.com

In most cases, they don't even need one. They can walk, but when the Scooter Store commercials promise that they can get them for free, the lazy fat bastards want one and drive Medicaid even deeper into the hole.
2013-03-11 10:36:04 PM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.

as someone who processes health insurance claims, inluding the odd DME claim, this does not surprise me.


As someone who works for a claims Clearinghouse, this does not surprise me.  More annoying, each new way of defrauding Medicare leads to new CMS rules for claim submissions which means the first few months of the year I get to explain over and over again to DME providers "Yes, you USED to be able to submit it that way.  As of 2013 you cannot."  And I'm not allowed to say "If you have a problem with it, take it up with all the DME fraudsters."  God, I hate troubleshooting DME claims.
2013-03-11 09:11:03 PM
1 votes:
I messed my back up playing high school football about 35 years ago. Now the arthritis has set in, and as much as I fight it, I know I am headed down hill towards not being able to walk anymore. That decube crap scares me worse than anything. I think the time to end this thing is not to far into the future.
2013-03-11 09:05:01 PM
1 votes:
Now the FBI needs to go after companies such as Liberty Medical (does mail-order diabetic supplies, and they aren't even trying to hide the fact they are scamming Medicare, etc). Also take out Apria Healthcare while you're at it (They rob everyone including their own customers). Take those out FBI and I shall bake you a lovely cake!
2013-03-11 08:59:59 PM
1 votes:
I'd be curious to know what the average life expectancy is of a person who gets one of these.

Anybody know if thats ever been studied?
2013-03-11 08:56:11 PM
1 votes:
 I am in a power chair that I purchased from a family that got it thru Medicare. I found the receipt from the Scooter Store in the pouch on the chair, it was for $8000.00 and 80% was paid for by Medicare. This power chair can be purchased on the internet for $3500.00 new. They are crooks
2013-03-11 08:53:42 PM
1 votes:

HairBolus: even communicate and negotiate with the payer has vast opportunities for fraud and waste. On


When I was without insurance I couldn't even get a ballpark wild-ass guesstimate of how much it would cost for something relatively minor.
2013-03-11 08:53:24 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


If you have actual proof of this - rock solid proof - and you whistle blow on them you can make MILLIONS of dollars.

I think the current rate is 10% of what the Government has been defrauded of.
2013-03-11 08:36:16 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: JustGetItRight: realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME Medical industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money.

FTFY, and it is about to get a whole lot worse.

It's going to get a whole lot better, actually. Because both Democrats and Republicans are tired of it. Neither of them wants to give money away to these crooks.



Are you shiatting me? Giving away money is how they got industry and political buy-in for Medicare in the first place. The feds were perfectly happy to let New York overbill Medicare/Medicaid for years, for 15 farking billion dollars, until an investigative reporter blew the lid off the state's scam. Cuomo was okay with the overbilling, Paterson, Spitzer, Pataki...that's about as far back as the investigation went, but it's probably been going on ever since Rockefeller set up the state Medicaid program with all the bells and whistles so as to max out on federal help. And now the GOP governors who Smug Fark Moderate Progressives think are bowing to Obama's awesomeness are simply seeing what New York got away with and figuring...shiat, we can steal this thing blind and chances are nobody will look into it for ages, and even if they do, that money will be spent and gone and maybe we lose a little bit here and there down the road, but hell, by then Obamacare might have already collapsed.

*Especially* since they are all small-time crooks. If the DME industry could get together and bribe the right congress-people, they wouldn't be getting stomped on.

They don't get stomped on. They get a slap on the wrist, and then they go back into business six months later as an AIDS-infusion provider or whatever the scam of the year is.

And yes, the entire medical industry engages in massive Medicare fraud, but they are much less sleazy about it than the DME providers are.

In other words, they buy protection from members of Congress, as you said. That's what the Menendez scandal is really about. And don't go thinking Republicans are all that interested in nailing Menendez for abetting Medicare fraud, because if that happened every elected official with a -NJ, -FL or -NY after their name is going to come in for scrutiny.

And that means Christie, Clinton, Cuomo, Rubio for starters. Neither party wants that happening.

See, asshats? Both sides ARE bad, and saying that one is marginally less verminous than the other is like saying Allen Stanford is less of a thieving weasel than Bernie Madoff.
2013-03-11 08:24:45 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: No cost.  Absolutely, no cost to me.


These folks no doubt biatch about people who voted a certain way so they could get free stuff. Kind of a pot and kettle thing.
2013-03-11 07:56:26 PM
1 votes:
The government is even more helpful if you want to sell things you aren't actually sending out.  Medicare numbers are typically your social security number followed by the letter A, or if you're a dependent (house wife that never worked or something) then it is your spouse's number followed by a B.  If you guess wrong, the Medicare contractor will usually helpfully correct it for you so you can get paid.

There are a ton of possibilities on the Medicare number makeup, but that would let you guess almost everyone's number if you got their super secret social security number from somewhere.

Might have changed, but technically to get a power chair paid for by Medicare, it is because you can't get around your home in a regular wheel chair, they aren't paid for because you need one when you go shopping or on a vacation.

Also consider prosthetic limb fraud, the fee schedule for those had some nice reimbursement rates.
2013-03-11 07:33:39 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: Takeshi6400: My wife is an Occupational Therapist and every time one of their commercials would come on tv, she would call them, "the devil" and change the channel.  Some of the problems are that the seats in the wheelchair are just car seat type chairs, that offer no pressure relief.  If you've got someone who's large or has impaired circulation, then they develop decubes very easily.  They aren't adaptive as a persons disease process progresses, which means that they are unable to use them after a while and medicare isn't going to buy a better one.  You also can't use parts from other wheelchairs on them.  You have to buy them from the company and they are much more expensive for items like batteries that need to be replaced.  Also, if you want to have any work done, you have to get their technicians to do it otherwise you void the warranty.

ohgodohgodohgod ohgodohgodohgod ohgodohgodohgod  WHY did I look up what that was!


When I was a wound care nurse I had to change a dressing on a woman who had a decube on her butt that had tunneled 5cm deep.  When I was pulling the packing out, it would be soaked in serous fluid and I always thought it looked like spaghetti.  This was always before lunch.
2013-03-11 07:15:11 PM
1 votes:
At Disney World this week and was at Animal Kingdom today. Unluckily got stuck behind a fat fark on one of these chairs. I was pushing a stroller, she decides to just stop in the middle of a walkway and I barely tap her scooter. She turns to give me the evil eye when I notice why she stopped, to take a bite of a whip cream covered funnel cake.

I'm sure it's a medical condition though.
2013-03-11 07:00:55 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and given the responses to my earlier question, the apparent answer is "All of them".
2013-03-11 06:59:10 PM
1 votes:

MethylTryp: I guess I'm part of the .5% that actually need a CPAP. That thing has literally changed my life. And I paid $2k for it.


I'm a nurse and back when I used to work in a nursing home, almost no one who had a CPAP would wear them.  I can think of one resident who wore it on a semi regular basis.  The rest of them hated it and would object to having it put on, that is when the nurses weren't too lazy to even offer.
2013-03-11 06:57:51 PM
1 votes:
Personally I don't give a shait if a couple of fat farks who shouldn't have received mobility scooters on the government's dime.  It if helps their quality of life, meh..let them have it.  If they are ringing up sales and billing the government fraudulently that's a different story and I hope somebody sees the inside of a cell for a while.   But 150 agents?  I'd rather see those agents swarming all over KBR and the like for the money they bilked out of the US in Iraq.  They ripped us off like the likes of the Scooter Store could only dream of.
2013-03-11 06:53:17 PM
1 votes:
I guess I'm part of the .5% that actually need a CPAP. That thing has literally changed my life. And I paid $2k for it.
2013-03-11 06:46:19 PM
1 votes:

hasty ambush: meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.

1.Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
2.SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
3.Solyndra ($535 million)*
4.Beacon Power ($43 million)*
5.Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
6.SunPower ($1.2 billion)
7.First Solar ($1.46 billion)
8.Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
9.EnerDel's subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
10.Amonix ($5.9 million)
11.Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
12.Abound Solar ($400 million)*
13.A123 Systems ($279 million)*
14.Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
15.Johnson Controls ($299 million)
16.Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
17.ECOtality ($126.2 million)
18.Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
19.Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
20.Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
21.Olsen's Crop Service and Olsen's Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
22.Range Fuels ($80 million)*
23.Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
24.Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
25.Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
26.GreenVolts ($500,000)
27.Vestas ($50 million)
28.LG Chem's subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
29.Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
30.Navistar ($39 million)
31.Satcon ($3 million)*
32.Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
33.Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)


First Solar?  SunPower?  We're just throwing any company on there that took gov't money?  Because those two are very successful.  Should add Exxon to the list.
2013-03-11 06:43:14 PM
1 votes:

thenumber5: ShawnDoc: realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.

Care to share a few real-life examples of the more egregious behavior?

Lets see...

only about .5% of Cpap/Bipap patients actually need them
"Sleep Studies" are a scam

Hard to get Approval on "Scooter" but dead simple to get one on a Power-chair
pay ~800 for a new Powerchair, by law have to bill 5000


Really?  My doctor suggested I'd benefit from a cpap device, and suggested I go to a sleep clinic to be tested for it.  I'd be amazed to find out he was getting kickbacks or anything, he's a pretty good guy.

/Didn't go, figured a cpap mask would get in the way of my drinking
2013-03-11 06:31:23 PM
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.

Care to share a few real-life examples of the more egregious behavior?


Lets see...

only about .5% of Cpap/Bipap patients actually need them
"Sleep Studies" are a scam
Hard to get Approval on "Scooter" but dead simple to get one on a Power-chair
pay ~800 for a new Powerchair, by law have to bill 5000

2013-03-11 06:26:14 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


I worked in the DME industry for years

It isn't even so much we are actively defrauding Medicare, its the bloody pay schedule that has been written by lobbyist's

when by law you have to bill a 5000% profit or get paid Zero and risk a investigation

Then when you try to tell people that the whole medical industry could be fixed over night if we could bill with a normal profit margin they look at you like you have 3 heads
xcv
2013-03-11 06:22:47 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: JustGetItRight: realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME Medical industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money.

FTFY, and it is about to get a whole lot worse.

It's going to get a whole lot better, actually. Because both Democrats and Republicans are tired of it. Neither of them wants to give money away to these crooks. *Especially* since they are all small-time crooks. If the DME industry could get together and bribe the right congress-people, they wouldn't be getting stomped on.

And yes, the entire medical industry engages in massive Medicare fraud, but they are much less sleazy about it than the DME providers are.


There's a neighborhood near me nicknamed Medicare Beach by some healthcare professionals I know. Block after block of luxury cars parked in the drive way of pricey urban mansions all owned by immigrants from former Soviet countries that grew up manipulating bureaucratic institutions in their favor, the US government has nothing on the USSR.
2013-03-11 06:11:10 PM
1 votes:
Usually, the FBI and other police authorities do not allow the suspected criminals to take part in the investigation.
So their claim not to be part of the investigation seems reasonable.
2013-03-11 06:07:38 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


That would be a large majority of the corporations in DC.  SAIC, Booze Allen, CACI, Deloitte, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed etc all are majority funded through government contracts.
2013-03-11 06:02:42 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


as someone who processes health insurance claims, inluding the odd DME claim, this does not surprise me.
2013-03-11 05:59:45 PM
1 votes:

BalugaJoe: They rip off the government to give those scooters to fat slobs.


I've strongly suspected these people, as well as the catheter pushers and their ilk, are running a Medicare fraud ring. They process the applications of all the applicants, tell a few of the people who were accepted they were denied, and pocket thousands of dollars for medical supplies they're not dispensing. Obviously some shady shiat is going on and the government won't say anything about an active investigation but I'm pretty sure it's something along those lines.
2013-03-11 05:49:38 PM
1 votes:

MindStalker: realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.

Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?


Most hospitals will hook you up with a rental if they prescribe something temporary.

Glad to know there might be fewer of these scooters out there. A doctor friend tells me that she sees a lot of fatties riding them around the hospital. When they get to their car they stand up and load it in the trunk themselves. (Those things are not light. Anyone who can lift one doesn't need one.)

\She also biatches that they are always running over people's toes in the hospital, then have the nerve to be the one looking peeved.
\\I just biatch because there's one lady who likes to ride hers at 2 mph in the bike lane on a road with a sidewalk.
2013-03-11 05:49:36 PM
1 votes:

MindStalker: Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?


I believe that there's rental services, but it's priced a lot like tools - if you need it for more than a week it's often cheaper to buy.  Crazy, huh?

Whatthefark: Ridin' Dirty.


*snerk*.  The one in front looks like she wouldn't need a chair if she wasn't so fat, the one in the back actually appears to be missing limbs.
2013-03-11 05:47:24 PM
1 votes:
I'm disabled do to Polio, compounded by an 'on the job' back injury, and I now have to use a cane to walk at all.  AKA as 'Fat Farking Slob' to some of you.  I contacted the Scooter Store about possibly getting a scooter so I could go to flea markets, malls, farmers markets etc.  They tried to talk me into getting a 'power chair' instead.  I said I wanted a 'Scooter' so I could use it 'outdoors'.  They told me they only deal with people who need them 'indoors' and that's all Medicare cares about, so all I could get was a 'power chair' and that they didn't deal in 'Scooters'.  I told them, in that case, they better change their farking name to 'Power Chair Store'.
2013-03-11 05:47:12 PM
1 votes:
And you pay NOTHING for your mobility scooter!
2013-03-11 05:39:21 PM
1 votes:
If I'm ever in a physical condition where I genuinely NEED one of those things to get around, do the merciful thing and just put me down with a horse tranquilizer or something.

Only ever used those things a couple times at the local grocery store.  I'm not Walmart-American-sized; my leg was broken and in several more pieces than a leg ought to be.  Did the cyborg exoskeleton thing for almost a year until all the pieces glued themselves back together.  Getting myself groceries during that time was a major undertaking; if that kind of lifestyle was the only one I was capable of leading... blech.

That's not a lifestyle once it's permanent, that's just a slowlydyingstyle.
2013-03-11 05:39:11 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?
2013-03-11 05:36:54 PM
1 votes:
They need to go after those annoying reverse mortgage commericals. I hate them!!!!!!
2013-03-11 05:33:50 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME Medical industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money.


FTFY, and it is about to get a whole lot worse.
2013-03-11 05:28:19 PM
1 votes:

realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


myshockedface.jpg

seriously.. here it is:
fc01.deviantart.net
2013-03-11 05:28:06 PM
1 votes:
I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.
2013-03-11 05:26:36 PM
1 votes:
What's weird is that my girlfriend is an attorney and was looking for work about a year ago and they contacted her for a job. She interviewed but didn't feel comfortable with what they were asking of her. I didn't get into it with her then but I am going to see if one has anything to do with the other.
2013-03-11 05:23:31 PM
1 votes:
Good. If I ever get to the point that I can't walk I'm killing myself with a whole shiat load of heroin, Viagra, and two female hookers at the same time.
2013-03-11 05:22:09 PM
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I always wondered how they were able to magically have all of these fancy offices and pretty customer service representatives in their pretty cubes giving away free pretty scooters to deserving fat farks.
2013-03-11 05:19:26 PM
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No cost.  Absolutely, no cost to me.
2013-03-11 05:18:30 PM
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BalugaJoe: They rip off the government to give those scooters to fat slobs.


By fat slobs you mean bootstrappy American patriots.
 
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