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Power Scooter Crackdown Leads to Delays

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Seniors in Florida and six other states are having to wait an extra month to get power wheelchairs and other heavily marketed, high-profit machines that Medicare has identified as widely over-used and subject to fraud, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The demonstration program requires that patients get approval from the federal agency before one of the identified devices can be delivered.

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