(This is an excellent example of why it is so important to seek out a hearing practitioner such as A Atlantic Hearing Aid Center. We have been in business, in the same location, for 45 consecutive years. You can always visit us with a sense of confidence and surety that you will be cared for with the utmost in honesty and professionalism at all times).
According to the Inspector General and local news reports, the business is alleged to have fraudulently billed more than $1.6 million by selling public employees custom fit earbuds, but then billing the state insurance for hearing aids, which are worth more than 3 to 10 times as much. A grand jury indictment charged Joshua Miller with first and second-degree grand larceny and first-degree healthcare fraud.
Miller solicited hundreds of state employees, with promises of “hi-tech” earbuds or electronic hearing protection devices with no out-of-pocket expenses. The individuals who came to Miller’s office reportedly ordered earbud styles from a selection of products that were marketed for gaming and music. After being fit with the devices, Miller used Syracuse Hearing Aid Centers as a front for billing United Healthcare insurance at $3,000 per ear—the maximum amount allowed for a hearing aid under the Empire Plan for NY state employees. A total of 575 allegedly fraudulent claims were billed through United HealthCare, amounting to $1.65 million dollars.
Miller was recently arraigned on the indicted charges and sent to the Onondaga County Jail. According to the Inspector General’s office, further arrests are expected of those who may have also knowingly been involved in the fraudulent billing scheme. For additional information, please see Brian Taylor’s News Watch blog post about the case at HearingHealthMatters.org.
A Atlantic Hearing Aid Center opened its doors in January 1971 and has been serving the hearing community ever since! We have always been conveniently located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 2310 East Oakland Park Boulevard.
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