Cedar Rapids chiropractorís license revoked following Medicaid scheme

Published: 2011-11-15 10:22:20
Author: Cindy Hadish/SourceMedia Group News

 A former Cedar Rapids chiropractor’s license has been revoked after he exhausted his appeals on a Medicaid fraud conviction.

Douglas Dvorak, 47,  was convicted by jury in 2009 on 22 counts of mail fraud, six counts of money laundering and 11 counts of aggravated identity theft.

Evidence showed he filed fraudulent Medicaid claims on patients he had never treated after obtaining names and birthdates of adults and children in the Cedar Rapids area and fraudulently using the information, without the persons’ knowledge or consent.

Fifteen mothers testified they didn’t know Dvorak and their children were never treated by him, as he had claimed on Medicaid forms.

Dvorak was sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay more than $71,000 in restitution for Medicaid fraud in U.S. District Court.

He filed an appeal with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the convictions and sentence.

Dvorak, who is incarcerated at the  Federal Correctional Institution in Forrest City, Ark., did not appear at an October hearing before the Iowa Board of Chiropractic.

Today, the board released the order to revoke Dvorak’s license, with no possibility of reinstatement for a minimum of 10 years.