Then the call would be sent to a telemedicine company for a doctor consult after Medicare coverage was verified.
The doctors then would write a prescription for a brace, or several braces, whether one was needed or not.
The call centers would collect the prescriptions and send to a medical equipment company which would send the brace to the victims. The "free" brace would then be billed to Medicare with it paying $500 to $900 per brace to the equipment company, and the company then would kick back $300 per brace, according to CBS News.
The money then went to buy expensive cars, yachts and luxury homes, the AP reported.
The investigation started last year after the Medicare fraud hotline started getting calls from upset beneficiaries.
The defendants were across the country, located in California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.
Federal officials said it was one of the biggest fraud rings they've seen, according to the AP.