Home Health Provider and Two Executives Agree to Pay $1 Million to Resolve Kickback and Pandemic-Relief Fraud Allegations
NORFOLK, Va. – A Texas man was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for conspiring to defraud Medicare of more than $2 million by submitting thousands of fraudulent claims for durable medical equipment.
According to court documents, Jordan Thomas Broome, 37, was the owner and operator of Beach Medical Suppliers, LLC (“Beach Medical”), which had its storefront in Virginia Beach. Broome enrolled Beach Medical in Medicare in 2018 and thereafter submitted thousands of fraudulent claims for durable medical equipment such as back and knee braces. Working with other companies and individuals, Beach Medical would unlawfully obtain the personal identifying information of elderly Medicare beneficiaries, mail them braces that they never wanted or needed, and then submit fraudulent bills to Medicare. The scheme included a network of doctors who would “robo-sign” prescriptions for patients the doctors had never met. During the scheme, which lasted until federal agents executed a search warrant at Beach Medical in late 2020, Beach Medical obtained approximately $2,153,200.44 in fraudulent billings involving more than 2,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
Broome is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former Naval officer.
Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Maureen R. Dixon, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and Brian Dugan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wilson Hanes.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys E. Rebecca Gantt and Kevin P. Hudson prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:22-cr-79.