This week, it was announced that the owner of a company that provided durable medical equipment had pleaded guilty to a federal charge of health care fraud. The defendant carried out a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $9.4 million in District of Columbia Medicaid payments. 72-year-old Waveney Blackman of Bowie, Maryland pleaded guilty. She is now scheduled to be sentenced on October 18, 2018.
The defendant was the sole owner and CEO of WaveCare Health Services LLC, which was also known as WaveCare Healthcare Services LLC. The company provided durable medical equipment, such as wound care and incontinence supplies to Medicaid beneficiaries and others. The company became a Medicaid provider in 2008. Plea documents show that Blackman devised and carried out a scheme to submit false and fraudulent claims to Medicaid for durable medical equipment .. read more