April 30, 2020

Telemedicine Company Owner Charged in $60 Million Fraud Scheme

Charlene Frame, who operated a telemedicine network in Georgia, is accused of conspiring to pay physicians and nurse practitioners for obtaining orders for durable medical equipment (DME) that would then be sold to DME providers and, ultimately, billed to Medicare. Arising from “Operation Brace Yourself” and “Operation Double Helix,” the prosecution is part of  the largest fraud operation prosecuted in the history of the Southern District of Georgia. The combined $470 Million in fraud charged in the Southern District of Georgia is part of nationwide operations by the Department of Justice targeting billions of fraudulent claims for genetic testing, orthotic braces, pain creams, and other items.