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TOTAL eMEDICAL

June 09, 2009 00:00 ET

Florida Medical Equipment Supplier Receives Top Honors From Medicare

Commitment to Medicare Standards Stands Out Among Florida's DME Providers

POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Recent Medicare fraud crackdowns initiated by the Obama administration have targeted South Florida, initiating the creation of task-forces targeting durable medical equipment suppliers in Miami-Dade and the surrounding counties. Amid stories of local DME providers closing doors due to Medicare fraud, Florida medical supplier TOTAL eMEDICAL is pleased to have received a rare 100% score on their annual Medicare accreditation inspection.

Performed by The Compliance Team, The Exemplary Provider Accreditation has only been given to 65 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic, Orthotic, Supplies (DEMPOS) organizations in the state of Florida. The certification is valid for one year and TOTAL eMEDICAL will be re-evaluated for continued commitment to Medicare standards after that time. In addition to DEMPOS, The Compliance Team offers certification programs for pharmacy, elder care, outpatient care, and a variety of other medical services.

"We are extremely honored to be awarded a score of 100% on our Medicare inspection," said Gerald Freshman, President of TOTAL eMEDICAL. "In an industry that can be plagued by dishonest business practices, we hope that this accreditation continues to prove to our patients that we are committed to Medicare standards in every aspect of our operations."

It is estimated that fraudulent Medicare claims in South Florida have accounted for at minimum, $300 to $400 million in the past year alone. The easy to navigate start-up process of becoming a DME provider is often a tempting target for those looking to get rich quickly.

"There are many unscrupulous DME providers in this state," said Freshman. "We encourage patients and their caregivers to ask for accreditation information from potential providers, and always ensure that you are receiving items that your doctor has determined you need. Most importantly if you feel that you have been taken advantage of in any way, contact Medicare immediately."

About TOTAL eMEDICAL

TOTAL eMEDICAL is a premier physician-supervised durable medical equipment supplier based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Committed to providing quality products and customer service since 2005, TOTAL eMEDICAL is a family owned and operated business specializing in diabetes supplies, ostomy supplies, arthritis products, respiratory care, pain management and erectile dysfunction products. TOTAL eMEDICAL supplies patients across the country in all fifty states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Connect with TOTAL eMEDICAL online at www.totalemedical.com, or by calling 1-877-750-5252.

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