According to court documents, Deininger and First Choice Orthotics and Prosthetics, LLC billed Medicare for four prosthetic legs, claiming that they were new, but instead provided the patients with used ones.
Deininger, Kirksville, MO, pled guilty in December to four felony counts of health care fraud. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General and the Missouri Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Dorothy McMurtry handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.