United States v. Roger Beyer, M.D. & Susan Wright, N.P., J.D.
Victim Notification Webpage
Notice to Potential Victims - Updated July 25, 2020
Dr. Roger Beyer pled guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and adulteration of devices related to conduct involving his practices, Women’s Health Care Specialists (“WHCS”) and Urological Solutions of Michigan (“USM”). Susan Wright, his spouse and a Nurse Practitioner who performed some services at WHCS and USM pled guilty to misprision of healthcare fraud and adulteration of medical devices. As set forth below, Dr. Beyer and Ms. Wright are scheduled for sentencing before United States District Judge Janet T. Neff on September 9, 2020.
Patients at USM who are also Medicare beneficiaries may have been charged copays for the improper billing of diagnostic codes as part of their pelvic muscle rehabilitation (“PMR”) therapy and/or fraudulent evaluation and management services (office visits) billed alongside their PMR therapy. Additionally, patients of USM and WHCS who received PMR therapy, as well as WHCS patients who received anorectal manometry diagnostic testing, may have been the recipients of services using adulterated medical devices. This adulteration may have exposed those patients to certain infections and diseases. Such patients can review the press release issued by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services on June 11, 2019, encouraging patients of Dr. Roger Beyer and his practices to consult with their treating physicians about undergoing any testing (https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339--499502--,00.html).
Potential victims seeking more information may contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office by accessing the Victim Questionnaire form (below). Alternatively, potential victims may call Kathy Schuette, Victim Witness Coordinator, at (616) 808-2034.
Court Events - Updated September 25, 2020
When court dates are scheduled, this webpage will be updated to provide you with the date, time, and location of the hearings. Additionally, all persons who have been identified as possible victims in the case will automatically receive, at no cost, notice of court events and the outcome of certain events through the automated Victim Notification Service (VNS). The Court will determine at sentencing who is a victim of the offense, whether restitution should be ordered, and the amount of any restitution to be ordered.
Dr. Roger D. Beyer Sentencing Hearing Changing:
October 1, 2020 hearing has been rescheduled for October 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Select -.
Susan E. Wright Sentencing Hearing: September 9, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 110 Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Judge Neff’s courtroom is open to the public for hearings. Please contact the Court (616-456-2381) or the U.S. Attorney’s Office regarding any questions about public access.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, please contact the Court (616-456-2381) or the U.S. Attorney’s Office regarding public access.
Victims of all crimes under federal investigation are entitled to services under the Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act, including notification of court events. For further details, please refer to Title 42 United States Code section 10607.
Once charges are filed in federal court, victims of the charges filed are, in addition, entitled to the following rights, according to the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, Title 18 United States Code section 3771:
- The right to be reasonably protected from the accused;
- The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of the accused;
- The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding;
- The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding;
- The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case;
- The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law;
- The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay; and
- The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy.
Please understand that these rights apply only to victims of the counts charged in federal court, and thus some victims may not be able to exercise all of these rights if the crime of which they are a victim was not charged. We will make our best efforts to ensure victims are provided the rights and services to which they are entitled. While our office cannot act as a victim’s attorney or provide a victim with legal advice, a victim can seek the advice of an attorney with respect to the rights above or other related legal matters.