Eighty percent of Medicare payments for power chairs are made in error, most going to people who either don’t need them or lack proof they need them.
Federal agents raided The Scooter Store’s corporate offices in New Braunfels on Wednesday as part of an ongoing probe into possible Medicare fraud.
Information technology and direct sales employees were ordered to leave the premises and given instructions to contact the FBI, while billing and collections employees were kept for questioning.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas, declined comment, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.
The company sells powered scooters and chairs.