Reporter’s notebook: When the FBI comes calling
YARMOUTH, Maine – Typically, when the HME industry makes headlines as part of a fraud bust, the companies involved are little more than sham operations. But, in recent months, two well-established providers with strong ties to the industry were the target of FBI raids: Visalia, Calif.-based Care Medical in May, and Novato, Calif.-based Pacific Pulmonary Services in February. HME talked to industry experts recently who confirmed that this is happening more often. Here’s what they had to say.