Missouri physician indicted for false Medicare statements

A Missouri physician has been indicted for allegedly making false statements in Medicare orders.

Jerry Bruggeman, MD, of Columbia, Mo., allegedly provided false statements regarding Medicare beneficiaries who received medical devices or genetic testing, according to a Jan. 24 news release from the Justice Department. He received an estimated $29,440 from his alleged offenses.

According to the indictment, Dr. Bruggeman was paid $20 by a Florida telemedicine company per individual patient assessment for orders for cancer genetic testing, pharmacogenetic testing and durable medical equipment.

The physician allegedly approved orders for medical devices in March and April 2019 for eight Medicare beneficiaries, none of which he evaluated, assessed or determined whether the medical device was necessary or appropriate for the patient, the indictment says.

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