Full Committee Hearing

Taking the Taxpayers for a Ride: Fraud and Abuse in the Power Wheelchair Program

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

There was no video broadcast for this event.

Member Statements

  1.  Chuck Grassley (R - IA)
  2. Senator Max Baucus (D - MT)


Panel I

  1. Rebecca Lewandowski
    Defendant who plead guilty to DME fraud
    Frederick , MD

Panel II

  1. Leslie Aronovitz
    Director, Health Care
    United States Gorvernment Accountability Office
    Chicago , IL
  2. The Honorable Dara Corrigan
    Acting Principal Deputy Inspector General
    Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington , DC
  3. The Honorable Herb Kuhn
    Director, Center for Medicare Management
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington , DC

Panel III

  1. Laura Cohen, P.T.,Ph.D., A.T.P
    Physical Therapist and Assistive Technology Practitioner, Consultant
    TriWest region of TRICARE
    Tucson , AZ
  2. Henry Claypool
    Advancing Independence
    Washington , DC
  3. Kay Cox
    President and CEO
    American Association for Homecare
    Alexandria , VA

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