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A Scooter for Every Medicare Patient?

Two medical supply companies, including one based in Boca Raton, may be subpoenaed to testify before Congress to explain why a review of their claims showed that two-thirds or more were improper, McClatchy Newspapers reports.

Some Medicare patients say medical-equipment suppliers hound them until they agree to request a piece of equipment, such as a scooter. The investigation was triggered by an alert physician.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.