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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.