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Couple sentenced for not paying taxes, ordered to pay IRS $1.4 million - July 11, 2012
A Lehigh County couple were sentenced Tuesday for their conspiracy to defraud the United States by not paying their federal taxes. Paul F. Basile, 55, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison; Barbara Basile, 54, was ordered to serve 63 months behind bars, officials said. U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond also ordered the couple to pay restitution to the IRS in the amount of $1,417,916....

Daytona Beach chiropractor deemed 'flight risk' in federal case - May 31, 2012
A federal judge on Wednesday denied the release of a 62-year-old former Daytona Beach chiropractor because of the risk that he might flee the country, officials said....

Medicare Fraud Lands Area Chiropractor in Prison - May 29, 2012
Today, United States District Judge Nancy F Atlas, taking into consideration Okehie's health as well as her cooperation with the government, handed her a 24-month term of imprisonment and further ordered her to pay restitution in amount of $1,894,938 to the Medicare Program and $258,893 to the Texas Medicaid program. In handing down the sentence, Judge Atlas stated that "medicare fraud is the worst around," noting that Okehie lived her life by cheating the system and living off this fraud....

Seattle Couple Living in Million Dollar Lakehouse Plead "Guilty" to Collecting Welfare - May 21, 2012
Chiropractor David Silverstein, 60, was the lover of Lyudmila Shimonova, 53, but told authorities he was her landlord of the million dollar home near Pritchard Beach on Lake Washington in South Seattle. Consequently, he collected $1,250 a month in federal HUD rent subsidies on behalf of his girlfriend Shimonova, 53, who lived with Silverstein and her two children. Silverstein raked in more than $135,000 in housing benefits over the course of the ongoing scheme. ...

Trio in court, deny scheme to snare clients - May 1, 2012
A chiropractor, an investigator and state Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, appeared in court Monday accused of plotting together to illegally solicit clients for Reynolds and patients for the chiropractor....

Chiropractor charged for allegedly bilking Utah elderly - April 18, 2012
The 37-year-old West Jordan chiropractor was charged Monday with 10 counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and one count of communications fraud, all felonies. ...

Federal prosecutors charge Ohio chiropractor in $1M Medicare and private insurance fraud case - April 4, 2012
A northeast Ohio chiropractor has been charged with defrauding Medicare and private insurers out of more than $1 million, including orders for unneeded medical equipment and free dinner offers if patients would assist the alleged scheme....

Car insurance fraud skyrockets as doctors and lawyers work in cahoots - April 2, 2012
According to Bergen County court resources, a case completed last month involved three chiropractors and the office's Office Manager. They were found guilty of falsification of medical records, fraudulent health care claims, and violation of the NJ Insurance Fraud act. One chiropractor was found guilty of money laundering....

Danville chiropractor to pay $1.125 million fraud settlement - March 27, 2012
A Danville chiropractor and marketing consultant will pay $1.125 million to settle a lawsuit that he made false claims about a device he marketed to treat back pain....

Sexual misconduct charges prompt Benton County chiropractor's suspension - March 19, 2012
The Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission and the Department of Health have immediately suspended the license of Richland chiropractor Russell Tagg (CH00002726). The Department of Health says Tagg cannot practice safely because of sexual contact with a female patient. Tagg cannot practice in Washington until the charges are resolved....

Allstate Insurance Company Files $2 Million Insurance Fraud Case - March 15, 2012
Allstate Insurance Company has filed its first insurance fraud lawsuit of 2012, seeking to recover $2 million dollars against 27 New York area defendants. The Complaint names multiple physicians, chiropractors, medical professional corporations, and clinic lay-owners allegedly used to control the medical professional corporations, including 18 individual defendants currently under federal indictment....

36 Charged In Largest No-Fault Auto Insurance Fraud Bust To Date, Feds Used Anti-Mafia Law - March 5, 2012
The Indictment includes racketeering charges against eight members and associates of a criminal organization consisting primarily of individuals of Russian descent who were the owners and controllers of fraudulent medical clinics (the "No Fault Organization"), as well as 10 licensed doctors and three attorneys. The alleged scheme identified today is the largest single no-fault automobile insurance fraud ever charged, and the first case of its kind to allege violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"). ...

Chiropractor gets jail time for tax evasion - February 28, 2012
Chiropractor Rosalie Chobotar was sentenced to six months in jail plus a $162,513 fine -- the amount she owes the Canada Revenue Agency. "With all due respect, I do not accept this offer," Chobotar told provincial court Judge Lynn Stannard before being taken into custody. "This offer is not accepted," she said as court officers gathered her purse and jacket and led her away for transfer to the women's jail....

Hopkins chiropractor was fined $40,000 - February 15, 2012
A Hopkins chiropractor was fined $40,000 and ordered to take an ethics course and exam for failing to provide sufficient documentation to justify various tests and diagnoses, according to an order last week by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners. ...

Chiropractor jailed, fined for workers' comp fraud - February 8, 2012
A Salinas chiropractor was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $5,000 on three misdemeanor counts of workers' compensation fraud Tuesday, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced. Robert Schreiner, 59, was sentenced to three years probation by Judge Marla Anderson and was ordered to pay $1,977 in restitution to an insurance trust fund. ...

Allentown chiropractor sentenced to prison for insurance fraud, attacking girlfriend - January 30, 2012
Ziegler was sentenced to four to 12 months for the insurance fraud and one to 11 months for simple assault. In all, he faces up to almost two years in Lehigh County Prison. ...

Local man dies before facing doctor impersonation charges - January 23, 2012
Eugene L. Miller, 76, was scheduled to appear Tuesday morning for a jury trial before DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Blanche Hill Fawell on six counts related to allegations that he illegally presented himself as a physician. Miller faced four class 4 felony counts of practicing medicine without a license, a class 3 felony charge of theft by deception, and an additional related count....

Man Faces up to 25 Years in Prison on Sex Charges - January 23, 2012
Raymond Anthony Delgado, 57, of Bluffton, S.C., pleaded to the following charges: sexual battery; engage sex conduct, minor 12 to 18 years by person in familial or custodial authority, a first degree felony; and lewd/lascivious molestation, by person 18 years or older, victim age 12 years up to 16 years of age, a second degree felony....

Chiropractor sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud - January 16, 2012
A Fort Collins chiropractor has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, and his wife will spend eight months on house arrest after pleading guilty in a tax fraud case. ...

Allstate Files $1.1 Million Insurance Fraud Case in NY (ALL) - January 6, 2012
Allstate Insurance (NYSE:ALL) is in search of recovering more than $1.1 million from sixteen New York-area defendants in its ninth insurance fraud lawsuit of 2011. The complaint, filed in Federal District Court, on December 30, as a Declaratory Judgment/Recovery action, alleges that a chiropractor, along with one layperson and two lay entities illegally owned and controlled three professional medical corporations allegedly owned on paper by a medical doctor and used them to submit fraudulent billing to Allstate....

Allentown chiropractic agency owners convicted of federal tax fraud - December 27, 2011
A husband and wife who owned an Allentown chiropractic business were convicted today in federal court of failing to pay $150,000 in taxes on their business, according to a news release....

Allentown chiropractor admits fraud, assault - December 23, 2011
An Allentown chiropractor faces up to nine years in prison after admitting this week to billing insurance companies for work he didn't do and, in a separate case, attacking his girlfriend at his office-home....

Claims Against McKinney Chiropractor Go Back to 1995 - December 18, 2011
A bond hearing in the case of a McKinney chiropractor accused of sexual assault raised the possibility of additional cases. During testimony this morning, Detective Techia Davis said McKinney police are investigating 18 possible cases against Dr. David Russell....

Yankton chiropractor loses license - December 18, 2011
The South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners has revoked the license of Larry L. Jones, DC of Yankton effective immediately. Dr. Jones will not be allowed to reapply for a license for five years. ...

Chiropractor Pleads Guilty in Nearly $1.7 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme - December 16, 2011
A chiropractor has pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 10 insurance companies out of about $1.7 million, according to David B. Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut....

Philly Chiropractor Accused of Sex Assault to Stand Trial - December 16, 2011
A Northeast Philadelphia chiropractor has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges after he allegedly penetrated a 69-year-old patient with his fingers while giving her a massage, the District Attorney says....

McKinney Chiropractor Arrested on Additional Sexual Assault Charges - December 14, 2011
A McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls was arrested on additional charges Wednesday afternoon. Dr. David Russell is accused of sexually assaulting of two teenagers while treating them for groin injuries at his clinic....

12 Are Charged in Medicare Fraud Schemes Said to Cost $95 Million - December 14, 2011
Federal agents swarmed several medical clinics and homes in New York City on Wednesday, arresting 10 people on charges of running Medicare fraud schemes that bilked the government out of $95 million, federal officials said. ...

Struck-off chiropractor still working as 'spine specialist' - December 13, 2011
A chiropractor struck off by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in 2009 is continuing to practise as a 'spine specialist', in a case that has raised serious concerns about a loophole that could be putting patients at risk....

Roseburg chiropractor facing loss of license - December 13, 2011
A state board is recommending a local chiropractor lose his license after an investigation uncovered alleged misconduct with patients and use of illegally prescribed drugs....

Chiropractor admits role in multi-million medical fraud - December 12, 2011
A chiropractor who owns practices here and in Stamford became the fourth person to plead guilty to charges arising out of a multi million-dollar medical fraud exposed during a 14-month undercover FBI investigation into treatment provided automobile accident victims....

Chiropractor Indicted for Filing False Income Tax Returns - December 9, 2011
The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey issued the following news release: Yanal Kazan, 60, of Kinnelon, N.J., was indicted by a federal grand jury today on five counts of filing false income tax returns from 2003 through 2005, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. ...

Feds Raid Seattle Welfare Woman's Million-Dollar Home: Fraud Case? - December 7, 2011
According to documents obtained by KING 5 News in Seattle, the woman, who lives with her husband (a chiropractor) currently receives approximately $1272.00 a month in public housing vouchers, state and federal welfare checks, state and federal disability checks and food stamps. They couple has been receiving all the money since the time the house was first bought in 2003....

Woman who claimed chiropractic negligence gets nothing - November 29, 2011
A jury finds chiropractor's 2007 pelvic adjustment was not reason for Slate Belt woman's enduring pain....

Bucks chiropractor charged with insurance fraud - November 17, 2011
Howard A. Bloom, of Bucks County, owner of Weathervane Chiropractic, a rehab facility with locations in Ivyland and Southampton, was arraigned Tuesday on charges he submitted more than $116,000 in fraudulent claims to two insurance providers....

Toronto couple who raised more than $1 million for a non-existent clinic declare bankruptcy - November 17, 2011
A North York couple who investors say bilked them of more than $1 million with a phony chiropractic clinic have declared bankruptcy. Police are investigating....

Cedar Rapids chiropractor's license revoked following Medicaid scheme - November 15, 2011
A former Cedar Rapids chiropractor's license has been revoked after he exhausted his appeals on a Medicaid fraud conviction....

Insurance Fraud Probed With Romney's Fundraiser Cited by Victims - November 10, 2011
Weston was directed to Physician's Group, a chain of clinics founded by Gary Kompothecras, a chiropractor who has grown wealthy and gained prominence in Florida catering to car- accident victims. Earlier this month, capping years of political activity, Kompothecras was named a co-chair of presidential contender Mitt Romney's Florida finance team. ...

Rochester Chiropractor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud - November 8, 2011
Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who is handling the case, stated that during the years 2005 and 2010, the defendant, while a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, executed a scheme to defraud Excellus BlueCross BlueShield ("Excellus"), a health care benefit program, by submitting reimbursement claims for services he did not perform....

Northampton chiropractor charged with insurance fraud - October 26, 2011
According to the criminal complaint, Bloom submitted more than 2,000 bogus insurance claims under a billing code that required a doctor to have direct one-on-one contact with a patient. But he didn't treat the patients, she said. Massage therapists did, she added....

Chiropractor gets eight years for assaulting patients - October 26, 2011
A 61-year-old chiropractor was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting female patients....

Chiropractor is suspended, fined - October 24, 2011
An Edina chiropractor accused of providing false patient information had his license suspended for two months and must pay a $15,000 fine and take classes, according to an order made public by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners last month....

Chiropractor's Former Patients Sue Him, Practice - October 19, 2011
Thirteen former patients of a chiropractor who is the focus of an ongoing CALL7 investigation have filed a lawsuit seeking damages. The lawsuit accuses Brandon Credeur of deceptive trade practices, professional negligence, misrepresentation (pretending to be an endocrinologist when he's a chiropractor), and breach of contract....

Long Branch Woman Indicted on Charges of Insurance Fraud - October 18, 2011
According to court documents, the 64-year-old Bunce stole more than $75,000 from Nov. 11, 2008 to Jan. 19, 2010, through deception by submitting multiple insurance claims to a health care provider for both she and Richard Bunce for treatments neither received....

A.V. chiropractor awaits sentencing for molesting patients - September 30, 2011
An Apple Valley chiropractor convicted of sexually assaulting female patients at his Indio office while pretending to diagnose them is facing up to 12 years in prison....

Blaine chiropractor disciplined again - September 30, 2011
An Anoka County chiropractor was suspended for failing to abide by conditions of a disciplinary order signed in April, according to an order made public by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners this month....

Court Awards The Norfolk & Dedham Group $1.1 Million Dollars in Medical Provider Fraud Lawsuit Filed against Former Massachusetts Chiropractor, Jason - September 30, 2011
By a Memorandum of Decision issued September 15, 2011, a judge sitting in the Massachusetts Suffolk Superior Court ordered Jason Corbett, and his chiropractic clinics (including Franklin Field, Hyde Park and Union Street Chiropractic) pay Norfolk & Dedham $1,138,453.42 dollars in damages. ...

Court Awards The Commerce Insurance Company More Than $8.1 Million in Insurance Fraud and Racketeering Case against Chiropractor and Clinics - September 29, 2011
Judge John Cratsley ordered the defendants, Jason Corbett and his chiropractic clinics, to pay Commerce more than $8.1 million in damages. Five other insurance companies were awarded separate judgments. ...

Perry chiropractor case shows a big gap in the state's sex abuse law - September 29, 2011
Iowa laws against sexual assault have come some distance over the years, but glaring gaps in how they are written still prevent justice from being served. One problem is the limited way in which the state defines "sexual" for purposes of identifying a sexual assault. It's impossible to write about this without being explicit, so if you're likely to be offended, you might want to stop reading here....

Chiropractor in assault case loses license - September 28, 2011
A Perry chiropractor has lost his state license, nearly eight months after he was convicted of assault for masturbating onto a patient. The Iowa Board of Chiropractic announced Monday that it had revoked Daniel Duffy's license for at least five years, which is an unusually tough punishment....

Sentencing delayed for chiropractor who sexually assaulted patients - September 25, 2011
Sentencing for a Coachella Valley chiropractor convicted of sexually assaulting female patients while pretending to be conducting legitimate examinations was put off today because the judge had a scheduling conflict....

Sentencing postponed for convicted Victor chiropractor - September 19, 2011
Fronczak, 37, who pleaded guilty last May before U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa, could receive a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing, originally scheduled for Sept. 7 before Judge Siragusa, is now rescheduled for Nov. 4 at 10:45 in U.S. District Court. ...

Chiropractor's License Suspended After Conviction - September 12, 2011
The Iowa Board of Chiropractic has suspended a Perry chiropractor's license following his conviction on assault. Daniel Duffy will have his license suspended for five years under the agreement last Wednesday....

Former Nockamixon chiropractor sentenced to 17 years for arson - September 12, 2011
Jonathan P. Wiktorchik Jr., 59, of Upper Southampton, was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison for setting a fire that destroyed a small strip shopping center in Nockamixon, said U.S. Attorney Zane D. Memeger....

Poconos chiropractors sue insurance fraud investigators - September 11, 2011
The Giacalone family is suing insurance fraud investigators, saying they meant to drive the family out of business by raiding the Giacalones' chiropractic and fitness offices in Canadensis and Pocono Summit....

Ohio Chiropractor Sentenced for Workers' Comp Fraud Scheme - September 10, 2011
A Fairfield, Ohio, chiropractor who pled guilty in July to felony workers' compensation fraud has been ordered to repay the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) more than $200,000....

Four from area charged with Medicare faud - September 9, 2011
Four area medical professionals were among 91 defendants charged nationally with false billing scams that allegedly defrauded Medicare and private insurers of $295 million....

Will Ending Adult Day Health Care Services Save State Money? - September 6, 2011
The California Department of Health Care Services recently sent a letter to most Medi-Cal beneficiaries participating in the adult day health care program, informing them that their coverage for ADHC will end Dec. 1. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program....

RI Health Dept.: Chiropractor kissed patient, loses license - September 6, 2011
The Health Department on Friday pulled the license of chiropractor Pedro DeAlmeida after an 18-year-old patient reported that he kissed her and massaged her "bottom" during treatment for neck pain....

Former chiropractor pleads guilty to sexual battery - August 26, 2011
-A former American Fork chiropractor appeared sunburned and exhausted Wednesday as he plodded onto the courtroom floor and ended a protracted, half-decade legal battle over his alleged sex abuse. ...

American Family says plaintiff concealed conflict as class action leader; Insurer seeks to decertify 11-yaer-old case - August 26, 2011
Iowa chiropractor Mark Kruse concealed a conflict of interest as a leader of class actions in his own state and Madison County, according to American Family Insurance....

Police: Chiropractor found with 75 marijuana plants growing in home office - August 24, 2011
An Adams County chiropractor had marijuana plants growing in the basement of a building that serves as his home and office, police said....

Health Dept. begins disciplinary review of 2 Daytona chiropractors after clinic raid - August 23, 2011
State health investigators will review the actions of two Daytona Beach chiropractors, whose clinic was raided by the FBI this week, to determine if they should be disciplined for violating state licensing standards, the state's surgeon general said Friday. ...

Chiropractor's Videos Show How He's Cashing In - August 8, 2011
They advertise treatment for diabetes and thyroid disorders and a lot of people are buying. Brandon and Heather Credeur are chiropractors, a fact that caught many of their own patients by surprise when the CALL7 investigators started digging into their business practices....

Case raises questions about regulation of alternative healing - August 8, 2011
Physician Wendy Peltier admitted May to Froedtert Hospital, where a spinal MRI revealed arthritis and two herniated discs in May's neck were causing stenosis (narrowing) of her spinal canal. The resulting compression was severely damaging her spinal cord. Six days later, a surgeon removed the herniated discs and inserted bone grafts and a metal plate to stabilize May's spine....

Westmoreland chiropractor indicted for fraud in West Virginia - August 4, 2011
Joseph J. Yurigan, 60, of New Alexandria owned and operated Weirton Chiropractic Clinic in Weirton, W.Va., and Wheeling Spine Center in Wheeling, W.Va. From January 2004 until at least December 2009, he billed for office visits, physical therapy and other rehabilitation procedures that were not performed, prosecutors say. He also concealed part of his income from tax officials between 2005 and 2008, prosecutors say. ...

Kennewick chiropractor charged with improper conduct - August 2, 2011
A Kennewick chiropractor has been charged with unprofessional conduct based on allegations he billed 12 patients' insurance companies for treatments not listed in their medical records. ...

Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Role in Insurance Fraud Scheme - August 1, 2011
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JENNIFER A. NETTER, 37, of Danbury, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of conspiring to make false statements relating to health care matters....

Chiropractor Charged in Insurance Claim Scheme - August 1, 2011
According to complaints, Barrese and others used "runners" to identify, approach and recruit individuals who had recently been involved in motor vehicle crashes. The chiropractors allegedly paid the runners for their services and then were able to file claims with insurance agencies for the care....

Clear Lake chiropractor cited for relationship with patient - July 31, 2011
A Clear Lake chiropractor has been placed on a five-year probation for unethical conduct after he admitted having sex with a patient....

Three chiropractors, eight others charged in running scheme to recruit patients - July 31, 2011
Three chiropractors and eight other people have been arrested and charged with various offenses for their alleged roles in two separate schemes in which "runners" were used to recruit patients to the chiropractors' practices, according to the state attorney general's office....

Man charged with fraudulent chiropractor billing - July 30, 2011
Ali, 34, was charged Wednesday with posing as a chiropractor and physical therapist, and submitting more than $1.1 million in fraudulent claims to Independence Blue Cross in 2009 and 2010....

Staten Island man, a chiropractic office manager, charged in N.J. fraud crackdown, report says - July 28, 2011
A Staten Island man who worked as office manager at a Jersey City chiropractic practice was among 11 arrested in connection with a Garden State insurance fraud crackdown, according to ABC Eyewitness News....

Man accused of posing as chiropractor, billing Independence Blue Cross for $1M - July 27, 2011
Tahib Smith Ali, a Philadelphia man who allegedly posed as a chiropractor and physical therapist, was charged Tuesday with health-care fraud and aggravated identity theft....

Brown approves $600,000 settlement in chiropractor board firing - July 27, 2011
The former executive director of the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners alleged that she was harassed and fired for helping prosecutors investigate fraud in the industry....

Former Northwestern, USC star sentenced for bankruptcy fraud - July 25, 2011
Once out of football, Sanford parlayed his sports career into a chiropractic practice, which he started in 1990. By February 2009, when he filed for bankruptcy, Sanford had accumulated assets of $2.1 million and liabilities of $2.8 million, according to papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. ...

Ex-USC, Northwestern football player gets probation in fraud - July 23, 2011
Former University of South Carolina football star and NFL player Rick Sanford, 54, has pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud in federal court and was given probation....

Fairfield doctor pleads guilty to fraud, faces up to 65 years in prison - July 22, 2011
A doctor who lost his license in 2005 pleaded guilty today to "multiple federal charges stemming from his participation in an insurance fraud scheme and a conspiracy to illegally distribute prescription narcotics," federal officials said in a statement....

Merced chiropractor had no license, state board says - July 22, 2011
A Merced chiropractor, Karen Aspen, has been practicing without a license, the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners confirmed....

Danbury Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud - July 21, 2011
Danbury Chiropractor Jennifer Netter, 37, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to conspiring to make false statements relating to health care matters....

Chiropractor admits guilt in spiraling FBI insurance fraud probe - July 21, 2011
A local chiropractor became the latest health professional to plead guilty in an automobile accident fraud that federal investigators now believe may have cost insurance companies and the state "millions of dollars."...

Insurance fraud nets former doctor, again - July 20, 2011
Federal authorities Tuesday pulled the wraps off a four-year long scam they say enriched a local attorney, chiropractor and doctor and cost the state and insurance companies tens of thousands of dollars. ...

Signing your first non-compete agreement - July 20, 2011
A non-compete agreement is arguably the most controversial part of any contract. It's difficult to set a general rule, and the courts won't enforce the agreement unless it's "reasonable."...

Shady clinics bilk $1.3 billion in bogus car insurance claims scam - July 14, 2011
Ontario's car insurance industry is under attack by bogus medical clinics that use fake accident treatment charges to milk the system....

Chiropractor faces more charges - July 12, 2011
A Turbotville chiropractor faces more charges of indecent assault and exposure after two additional women came forward with allegations....

Convicted Chiropractor Returns To Courtroom - July 12, 2011
former Oskaloosa chiropractor convicted of sexual abuse returned to a courtroom on Monday to face two other charges against him....

Increase providers' understanding to improve comp system, expert advises - July 12, 2011
Chiropractors can help hold down costs and reduce narcotics abuse in the workers' comp system, according to the head of an Ohio association. The organization is educating its members to prevent fraud and abuse and make them allies in the workers' comp system. ...

Confused about CMS e-prescribing program? - July 8, 2011
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented a program encouraging providers to electronically prescribe medications. Doctors of chiropractic who do not electronically prescribe will face reimbursement penalties beginning in 2012....

Put it in writing - June 30, 2011
In an integrated practice there may be several healthcare providers. These may include MDs, DCs, PTs, NPs, and PAs. Each one requires an employment contract. The contracts are similar enough that the following discussion applies to all such providers....

Marietta chiropractor who bilked insurers gets prison - June 30, 2011
A 43-year-old Marietta chiropractor who lured patients to his chain of clinics by giving away gift cards, frozen turkeys and raffle tickets for luxury cars was sentenced to prison Friday after he admitted bilking insurance companies out of more than $6.5 million, federal prosecutors said....

Understanding Medicare RAC Audits - June 30, 2011
If you treat Medicare beneficiaries, you will in all likelihood eventually meet one of Medicare's Recovery Audit Contractors, otherwise known as RACs Recovery Audit Contractors are Medicare third-party contractors engaged for the sole purpose of identifying services provided by doctors that do not meet the many documentation requirements now required by Medicare for reimbursement. ...

Proposed HIPAA rule may make safeguards more strict - June 30, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services recently proposed an amendment to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)....

Cobb Chiropractor Sentenced for Fraud - June 26, 2011
An East Cobb chiropractor charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud two years ago was sentenced Friday to serve nearly five years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $6 million in restitution. ...

Milton chiropractor faces hearing Wednesday on alleged sexual assaults - June 26, 2011
Pennsylvania has revoked the licenses of 12 of the more than 4,000 active chiropractors in the state in the past five years for unprofessional conduct like that a Milton doctor is alleged to have exhibited....

Chiropractor Must Adjust to Prison - June 14, 2011
A chiropractor has been ordered to pay $1.9 million in criminal restitution to 14 medical insurers and several union welfare funds....

National Board Revises Ethics & Boundaries Exam Format - June 10, 2011
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners has revised its Ethics and Boundaries (E&B) post-licensure examination, with the major change being a shift from multiple-choice to computer-based essay format. ...

Chiropractor guilty of five felonies, three misdemeanors in sex assaults - June 10, 2011
A Coachella Valley chiropractor has been convicted of five felonies and three misdemeanors for sexually assaulting female patients....

Boise Chiropractor Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud - June 10, 2011
Dr. Jerry Cramer, a chiropractor practicing in Boise, was sentenced yesterday for the felony crime of Grand Theft. Fourth District Judge Michael McLaughlin ordered Cramer to repay $140,742 to Idaho Medicaid....

Closing arguments in chiropractor's trial - June 10, 2011
Jurors are expected today to begin deliberating the fate of a Coachella Valley chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting female patients under the guise of medical examinations....

Chiropractor Defrauded Workers' Comp System - June 8, 2011
A chiropractor who operated the Spine and Joint Rehabilitation Center in Maywood for more than a decade was recently sentenced to 70 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to healthcare fraud....

Chiropractor says he acted in self-defense in beating death of man, 78 - June 7, 2011
The 49-year-old chiropractor accused of manslaughter in the death of 78-year-old city resident Herbert Davison testified in his own defense Monday, claiming Davison came at him with what seemed like a dark, flat object in his hand before he hit him. ...

Las Vegas Chiropractor Sentenced for Fraud - June 7, 2011
A Las Vegas chiropractor who fraudulently collected more than $400,000 in Social Security disability payments was sentenced Monday to prison....

Judge orders ex-Lawrence chiropractic clinics operator to pay $6.7 million - June 6, 2011
Five years ago, ex-Lawrence chiropractic clinic operator Alan Cohen drew just a $2,000 fine to go with his 90-day jail sentence and 1,000 hours of community service for the phony accident scams that helped make him a multi-millionaire....

Suit Claims Lawyer Fired for Refusing to Trade Clients with Medical Clinic - June 6, 2011
A Kentucky lawyer claims in a lawsuit that his law firm directed him to trade clients with a chiropractor's medical clinics and fired him when he refused....

CMS schedules dry run of 5010 electronic readiness - June 3, 2011
Well before the deadline to switch to new standards, physicians and insurers will get a chance to test electronic claims submissions....

HHS publishes proposed revisions to accounting of disclosures requirements - June 2, 2011
On May 31, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) published its proposed revisions to the accounting of disclosures requirements, one of the more controversial mandates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule....

Deputy DA's statement opens chiropractor's sex assault trial - June 1, 2011
A Coachella Valley chiropractor persuaded women that he was treating them for gynecological issues in order to sexually assault them, a prosecutor said Tuesday....

What is chiropractic board waiting on? - May 29, 2011
The Oskaloosa chiropractor was convicted last year of sexual abuse and assault and sentenced to 12 years behind bars. Female patients accused him of fondling or penetrating their genitals during treatment. He's serving time, but still has a state license to practice his profession....

Insurance company wins case - May 29, 2011
It took a little more than an hour for a Litchfield Superior Court jury of six to agree a Naugatuck chiropractor was wrong in filing a civil suit against her insurance company for failing to pay a $7,000 monthly benefits claim....

Jury seated in trial of Coachella Valley chiropractor charged with sexual assault - May 27, 2011
A jury was seated today for the trial of a Coachella Valley chiropractor charged with sexually assaulting female patients under the guise of medical examinations....

Maryland Attorney Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud - May 26, 2011
Amir Ryan Lahuti, 45, of Bethesda, Maryland, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. According to court documents, Lahuti had an ongoing business relationship with chiropractor Jason Carle, wherein the two would refer clients to one another....

Sutton gets five years for assault - May 26, 2011
Larry Sutton, 61, originally was charged with felony menacing, second-degree assault and second-degree burglary. The charges include a domestic violence sentence enhancer. Sutton entered a guilty plea in the case in April. One count of assault and the burglary count both were dismissed as part of the agreement. ...

Arizona Chiropractic Society calls for informed consent legislation - May 24, 2011
The ACS says that before a stable cardiac patient receives either an angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery, they should be required to sign an informed consent, which states that medical therapy would be equally successful without surgery....

Man jailed in embezzlement from Cary chiropractor - May 24, 2011
A 33-year-old man is in jail today on a $600,000 bond after police said he embezzled money from the Cary chiropractor's office where he worked. ...

Maryland Chiropractor Pleads Guilty In Insurance Fraud Scheme - May 23, 2011
Jason Carle, 38, of Falls Church, Va., pled guilty yesterday to conspiring to commit wire fraud for his role in an insurance fraud scheme....

Trial set to begin for chiropractor accused of sexual assaults on patients - May 21, 2011
Pretrial motions are scheduled to be argued today ahead of jury selection for an Indio chiropractor charged with sexually assaulting patients under the guise of medical examinations. ...

Three sentenced in Lawrence-area auto insurance scam - May 20, 2011
Three men including a lawyer and a chiropractor were found guilty yesterday in connection with a Lawrence-area auto insurance scam....

Court Awards The Commerce Insurance Company $3.8 Million Dollar Judgment in Racketeering/Fraud Lawsuit Against Former Massachusetts Chiropractors - May 18, 2011
Judge John Cratsley ordered the defendants, Alan Cohen and Marc Cohen and their chiropractic clinics, to pay Commerce more than $3,835,900 in damages. Three other insurance companies were also awarded separate judgments against the defendants. ...

Convicted chiropractor still working - May 18, 2011
A Perry chiropractor continues to practice his craft nearly five months after being convicted of assaulting a patient by masturbating on her....

Making sense of Medicare audits - May 16, 2011
As greater numbers of chiropractors capitalize on the benefits of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, they should also be aware that more Medicare audits are on the way. ...

Three charged in insurance fraud schemes in Polk - May 13, 2011
Several people were charged with filing false insurance claims to two companies for services that were never rendered, officials found during a multi-agency undercover investigation ....

10 Compliance Tips From the Office of the Inspector General - May 13, 2011
I recently had the opportunity to attend a provider compliance training conference hosted by the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), a joint effort by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General for Health and Human Services. ...

Medical sexual assault trial set - May 13, 2011
A trial was confirmed to begin Thursday for an Indio chiropractor charged with sexually assaulting patients under the guise of medical examinations....

Grand Rapids Chiropractor Charged In Tax Evasion Scheme - May 12, 2011
U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced that Grand Rapids chiropractor Kerry Thomas Kilpatrick, age 57, was sentenced today to federal prison for tax evasion. ...

Victor chiropractor pleads guilty to health care fraud - May 12, 2011
During the years 2005 and 2010, Fronczak executed a scheme to defraud Excellus BlueCross BlueShield by submitting reimbursement claims for services he did not perform....

Chiropractor Sentenced in Phony Accident Scheme - May 12, 2011
Dr. Stephen Rios, 46, a Philadelphia chiropractor, was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison in connection with a scheme to defraud insurance companies by staging phony automobile accidents....

Chiropractor gave $5,000 cash to sister, girlfriend of 'runner' - May 10, 2011
During yesterday's testimony, Perez told Assistant State Attorney General William R. Freeman of several conversations he had with Kaplan, which led him to believe the chiropractor knew that Lopez - then a van driver for Kaplan - was setting up staged crashes....

Chiropractor accused of stealing patients' financial info - May 10, 2011
Christopher Dana Lockerman, 42, of Lockerman Family Chiropractic in Hiram, faces eight counts of financial identity fraud and one count of theft by deception, Cpl. Brandon Gurley with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office said....

Pine Hills clinic employees charged with $64,000 auto-insurance fraud - May 4, 2011
A Pine Hills clinic billed an auto-insurance company for treatment it never performed and gave kickbacks to people who were treated after staged car crashes, Florida's Chief Financial Officer's Office said today....

Another 'runner' implicates attorney and chiropractor in fake crashes - May 4, 2011
This time the "runner," commonly known as "Mista," took the witness stand to help corroborate Lopez's story about how he got paid by Andover attorney James C. Hyde and North Andover chiropractic clinic operator Michael Kaplan to bring them clients to file insurance claims for accidents that never happened....

Chiropractor to prison for tax evasion - May 4, 2011
A self-employed Grand Rapids chiropractor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and two years of supervised release for tax evasion....

Chiropractor Reprimanded for Abusing Medical Credit Cards - May 2, 2011
Now, the Star Tribune reports that a Minnesota chiropractor was found guilty of improperly enrolling his patients in credit card plans, overbilling, and charging patients for treatment they did not receive. Despite the worrisome charges against him, the chiropractor received only a $30,000 fine and what amounts to a slap on the wrist....

CHIROPRACTOR SENTENCED IN $1.4 MILLION WORKERS COMP INSUARNCE FRAUD - May 2, 2011
A chiropractor who owned and operated a clinic in Maywood for more than a decade was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to healthcare fraud. ...

Doctor who operated suburban Chicago clinic and admitted to health care fraud sentenced - April 30, 2011
A suburban Chicago chiropractor has been sentenced to 70 months in prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud....

Chiropractors Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy - April 30, 2011
A husband-and-wife team from the Chiropractic Family Health Center in Centreville were each recently sentenced to two years probation and eight months home confinement in connection to conspiracy to commit health care fraud....

Home Incarceration for Fraud - April 29, 2011
Local chiropractors defrauded health-insurance companies....

Defense attacks star witness' credibility - April 29, 2011
The jury learned yesterday that Leo Lopez, the prosecution's star witness in the auto insurance fraud trial, has done a lot of crime that he won't have to go to jail or pay for. ...

Star witness says he was paid by lawyers and chiropractor - April 27, 2011
As he sat back in the witness stand yesterday near the end of three and a half hours of testimony, Leo Lopez explained why his former attorney was "completely against" him cooperating with prosecutors in upcoming auto insurance fraud trials....

Miami Doc Paid Patients Not to Visit: Cops - April 22, 2011
A Miami doctor is being called a real quack by authorities after she was allegedly caught on hidden camera paying patients to say she gave them treatment even if they were perfectly healthy....

Lawrence man says he allowed his car and name to be used in phony crash - April 20, 2011
The alleged Oct. 1, 2002 crash is one of three "paper accidents" that are the basis of the prosecution's case against the three men on trial for auto insurance fraud in Salem Superior Court....

Make it across the finish line - April 19, 2011
Whether you manage an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), profit sharing, defined benefit, or other retirement plan yourself (or hire someone to do it), you are in charge. In fact, the success or failure of your retirement plan is completely dependent on your ability to evaluate investments, funds, and financial advisors....

'Mistake not grounds for review' - ACC - April 18, 2011
A Levin man locked in a battle with ACC has been told by investigators a mistake on a claim form filled out by his chiropractor was not grounds to review their decision not to provide cover....

Doctors, Chiropractors Square Off Over Bill - April 17, 2011
After a fierce fight, the state's leading physician groups won a change in legislation backed predominantly by Texas chiropractors that could have prevented one health care licensing agency from challenging the ruling of another in court....

Texas chiropractors seek expanded scope of practice - April 17, 2011
The association won a lawsuit last year that bars chiropractors from certain medical procedures and use of the word diagnosis for medical conditions, but that judgment is under appeal. In recent weeks, the TMA sued again, this time over a neurological test that the board authorized some chiropractors to use....

Bonita Man Who Posed As Doctor Sentenced, Fined - April 17, 2011
A Bonita man who posed as a doctor and offered patients non-FDA-approved dietary supplements as alternative remedies for cancer, arthritis and other ailments was sentenced Friday to a year in jail and fined $60,000....

Goldman Sentenced In Insurance Fraud Enterprise - April 12, 2011
A Manhattan man has been sentenced to 2 ˝ to 7 ˝ years in prison and fined $800,000 for perpetrating a massive no-fault insurance fraud through a criminal enterprise known as the St. Nicholas Group....

New York City Physician Sentenced to Prison For Involvement in Car Crash Clinic Scheme - April 12, 2011
Aron Goldman, MD, of New York City has been sentenced to serve between 2.5 and 7.5 years in prison and pay $800,000 in fines for his participation in a no-fault insurance fraud ring where he and other providers would stage car accidents, deliver unnecessary care and submit false claims to insurance companies, according to a news release from the District Attorney of New York County....

Bureau of Workers' Compensation search former chiropractor's home, business for possible fraud - April 11, 2011
The home of a former chiropractor and his business was searched during an fraud investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Special Investigation Division Thursday....

ERISA-N.J. District Court Rules That State Law Claims For Fraud and Misrepresentation Are Not Preempted By ERISA - April 11, 2011
In Aetna Health Inc. v. Health Goals Chiropractic Center, Inc., No. 10-5216-NLH-JS (D. NJ 2011), Defendant Kathleen Baumgardner, D.C. (hereinafter "Dr. Baumgardner") is a licensed chiropractor and officer of Defendant Health Goals Chiropractic Center, Inc. (collectively the "Defendants"). Plaintiffs Aetna Heath Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance Co. (collectively the "Plaintiffs") are health care benefits and health insurance providers. ...

Causes and Effects of Chiropractor Malpractice - April 11, 2011
Errors in judgment, mistakes, human error, adherence to practices and procedures no longer considered safe to perform, failure to keep abreast of the latest research, etc., all make for the occurrence of medical malpractice....

Tulsa chiropractor faces questions about misrepresenting himself as an MD - April 10, 2011
A Tulsa chiropractor who sells naturopathic remedies, including some that area medical professionals say are ineffective, is being told to stop allowing himself to be misrepresented as a medical doctor....

Ponzi schemer Healy's items set for auction - April 7, 2011
While Ponzi schemer Sean Nathan Healy serves his 15-year prison sentence, dozens of items he bought with his ill-gotten gains will be sold to the highest bidder later this month. ...

Englewood Cliffs chiropractor Kyung P. Yu gets probation for submitting in false insurance claims - April 5, 2011
A Bergen County chiropractor was sentenced to three years probation Friday for fraudulently obtaining claims money from insurance companies....

Redding chiropractor takes plea deal - April 3, 2011
A Redding chiropractor pleaded guilty today to one felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 10-year-old girl in exchange for having the case against him dismissed once he successfully completes an extensive sex offender counseling and treatment program....

A patient's progress - March 31, 2011
A new patient can be excited to begin treatment following the "report of findings." After scheduling a care plan and settling financial matters, the patient enthusiastically begins her initial phase of treatment....

ONLY ON FOX: Nolan's victim is thriving after abuse - March 30, 2011
A high school senior has passed up a prestigious full-ride scholarship to go to school with her sister. The sister was raped by her step-father: former chiropractor Robert Nolan, who was convicted last year....

St. Clair County chiropractor sentenced for fraud - March 28, 2011
A chiropractor from Shiloh has been sentenced to prison for fraudulent billing and money laundering....

West Columbia chiropractor charged in additional sexual assaults - March 28, 2011
The West Columbia chiropractor accused of inappropriately touching patients at his office has now been charged in Columbia....

Broad bill aimed at fighting staged accidents OKed - March 24, 2011
A bill that aims to reduce staged car crashes and inflated claims for personal injury protection insurance was approved Wednesday by a panel of lawmakers....

Chiropractor may not have assessed woman who died of stroke properly, lawsuit alleges - March 22, 2011
A chiropractor who treated a Guelph woman who died of a stroke may not have properly assessed or diagnosed the woman, a lawyer representing the woman's surviving husband said in a Kitchener courtroom Monday....

Chiropractic case heads to court - March 22, 2011
The Superior Court in Kitchener, Ont., today is set to hear the case of a Guelph woman who died following a chiropractic procedure nine years ago. The civil suit stemming from Dora Labonte's death is the latest in a string of litigation over chiropractic care. One of the more significant matters involved a $500-million class action case launched against a chiropractor, a clinic, the Alberta government, and the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors in 2008....

Chiropractor Facing 3rd Charge of Assaulting Patient - March 22, 2011
Lexington County deputies Thursday arrested a West Columbia chiropractor again in connection with a third accusation of inappropriately touching a patient....

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Experts Weigh in on Big Fraud Case out of Ohio - March 21, 2011
Experts in the field of North Carolina workers' compensation spend a lot of time ruminating about how to identify and stamp out fraud. When parties bilk the system out of money, not only do the costs ultimately get passed on to insurers, employers and employees who need benefits, but the bonds of trust that hold the system together also weaken....

Civil trial in chiropractic case to begin Monday - March 18, 2011
Joe Labonte believes a chiropractic procedure is responsible for his wife's untimely death nine years ago....

California Chiropractic Board Proposes Consumer Omnibus Protection Regulations - March 17, 2011
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) has taken a proactive stance in initiating a broad scope of proposed regulations through an extensive plan called the Omnibus Consumer Protection Regulations. ...

Arizona Chiropractic Society Backs Lawsuit Against Dept. of Insurance - March 16, 2011
Two chiropractors and a patient, backed by the Arizona Chiropractic Society (ACS), filed a lawsuit on March 14 against the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI), alleging failure to enforce the chiropractic insurance equality law, ARS 20-461(A)17 and ARS 20-461(B). ...

A warranted concern - March 16, 2011
Two FBI agents recently showed up at a fellow chiropractor's practice with a search warrant, and pandemonium ensued. The receptionist gave them access to everything and then left the office, never to be seen again. Is there a procedure I can institute in my office so my employees know what to do in such a situation and to prevent chaos from occurring?...

Sheriff announces more charges against West Columbia chiropractor - March 16, 2011
A 51-year-old West Columbia chiropractor on Tuesday turned himself in on arrest warrants that allege he assaulted two more female patients when they sought therapeutic treatment at his office....

Preparing for Medicare's hired guns - March 15, 2011
If you haven't heard, Medicare is utilizing third parties, otherwise known as Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), to identify services provided by doctors who do not meet the many documentation requirements now required by Medicare for reimbursement....

S.C. chiropractor must pay $800,000 - March 15, 2011
A jury ordered a Rock Hill chiropractor to pay more than $800,000 after evidence showed fraudulent records may have been created to conceal part of a woman's treatment performed hours before she was hospitalized. ...

FBI Foils Auto insurance Scammers - March 15, 2011
A widespread conspiracy was stopped when Federal agents infiltrated a network of auto insurance scammers as they tried to recruit a "victim" who was actually an FBI agent. The D.C. police teamed up with the FBI to put an end to the nefarious scheme. The undercover operation was intercepted when a false auto accident report was put into the police department's system....

AF chiropractor gets trial date for sex abuse charges - March 11, 2011
An American Fork chiropractor accused of forcible sex abuse received a trial date Wednesday, though attorneys say they hope to resolve the case before the trial begins....

Allentown chiropractor faces sexual harassment suit - March 10, 2011
An Allentown chiropractor who was charged with tax evasion Wednesday also faces a sexual harassment suit by two former employees who claim he groped them, made sexually suggestive comments and retaliated after they complained....

Ronald Shows Charged with Assault of Two Patients - March 10, 2011
A chiropractor has been arrested on charges that he assaulted two female patients....

Vaccination Issues: Will Chiropractic Vaccination be Mandated? - March 10, 2011
The subject of vaccination continues to be a controversial subject for the chiropractic profession. We know that all vaccinations are not alike and the health risks associated with the many types of vaccines vary considerably just as the risk associated with different chiropractic procedures vary. In addition, the potential adverse effects from many vaccinations are not as great as in past decades. ...

Allentown Chiropractors Charged With Tax Evasion - March 10, 2011
A husband and wife from Orefield have been charged with evading taxes. Paul and Barbara Basile live in Orefiled, but run Lehigh Valley Non-Surgical, Inc., a chiropractor office in Allentown. They were arrested Wednesday....

Chiropractor Ronald Jeffery Shows Accused of Touching Female Patients - March 9, 2011
A 51-year-old West Columbia chiropractor was arrested Tuesday, after deputies say he inappropriately touched two female patients at his office....

Three Members Of Chiropractic Board Violated Law - March 8, 2011
The state Department of Public Health has found three members of its own Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the panel charged with regulating and disciplining chiropractors in Connecticut, in violation of a state law intended to protect the public....

Dallas ring, Houston chiropractor caught up in Medicare fraud bust - March 8, 2011
A Dallas ring that billed Medicare for more than $1 million while bribing and paying kickbacks to patients for unnecessary medical services in their homes was broken in the largest Medicare fraud sweep in U.S. history, according to Attorney General Eric Holder....

Seventh Circuit Revives FCA Claims, Finding Whistleblower Had Personal Knowledge Of Questionable Billing Practices - March 8, 2011
The Seventh Circuit reversed February 18 a lower court's dismissal of False Claims Act (FCA) claims lodged by a whistleblower against her former employer. The lower court concluded that reports finding a large amount of claims for services not covered by Medicare and miscoded claims amounted to a public disclosure bar of the instant suit....

Court Revives Medicare Suit From Whistleblower - March 7, 2011
A whistleblower who reported her employer for overbilling Medicare on chiropractic services can still pursue her complaint, and collect a tidy finder's fee in the event of a verdict, despite reports of pervasive fraud among chiropractors nationwide, the 7th Circuit ruled....

Bellaire doctor named in malpractice suit - March 4, 2011
A Harris County man is accusing a Sugar Land chiropractor, a Bellaire anesthesiologist and a Woodlands rehab facility of malpractice....

Owners of three Tampa medical clinics arrested for workers comp violations - March 4, 2011
Three Tampa medical clinics were temporarily closed by the state and their owners charged with third-degree felonies for failing to secure workers compensation insurance coverage for their employees....

Fairfield chiropractor pleads guilty to worker's comp fraud - March 4, 2011
A Fairfield chiropractor has pleaded guilty to workers' compensation fraud in a case that already resulted in charges against four additional employees of the Back and Spine Center....

Pyro chiro convicted of arson - March 2, 2011
Jurors on Tuesday rejected a former Bucks County chiropractor's testimony that he was assaulted by Spanish-speaking gang members before an explosion and fire destroyed his Nockamixon Township practice in 2008....

Fairfield doctor admits he's guilty of fraud - March 2, 2011
A Fairfield chiropractor has admitted guilt to workers' compensation fraud, a third-degree felony, as part of a plea deal....

Fourteen Charged in Illinois in Eight Separate Federal Health Care Fraud Cases - February 27, 2011
One Chicago area physician, two chiropractors, three nurses, a pharmacist, and several home health industry administrators and recruiters are among 14 defendants charged this week in eight separate, unrelated federal health care fraud cases....

COCSA joins class action against UnitedHealth Group - February 16, 2011
On Feb. 8, 2011, the Board of the Congress Of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) voted to join a national ERISA Class Action, on behalf of its State Association members, against UnitedHealth Group to challenge overpayment recoupment abuses....

Probation for chiropractor in insurance fraud - December 22, 2010
A Bucks County chiropractor who participated in a scheme to bilk Independence Blue Cross of almost $2 million was sentenced yesterday to three years' probation and ordered to perform 450 hours of community service. Read more: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20101222_Probation_for_chiropractor_in_insurance_fraud.html#ixzz18tqMorlg Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else ...

Physician's license revoked - November 29, 2010
The Medical Board of California revoked Glendale physician Sonia Yacobian's license to practice medicine for failing to show remorse for helping another doctor commit fraud....

St. Clair County chiropractor admits $2 million fraud - November 28, 2010
A St. Clair County chiropractor pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday and admitted falsely billing for $2 million worth of care....

Exeter chiropractor gets two years for tax evasion - November 27, 2010
A local chiropractor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to pay $240,000 to the Internal Revenue Service on tax evasion and other charges alleging he failed to file returns and deceived agents during their investigation....

Chiropractic: PQRI changes for 2011 - November 25, 2010
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized the details and requirements for the 2011 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)....

Rahway man sentenced to prison for his part in accident insurance scam - November 24, 2010
A Rahway man who owned a now-shuttered chiropractic clinic was sentenced in federal court this week to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud in a scheme in which patients staged car crashes and were treated for fake injuries....

Check it out - November 24, 2010
This is especially true for a patient who has never seen a chiropractor before. In your fast-paced practices, sometimes it's easy to overlook the standard operating procedures necessary to properly indoctrinate the patient and sufficiently lay the groundwork for excellent recordkeeping....

Rahway Clinic Owner Sentenced For Role In Scheme To Stage Fake Accidents - November 23, 2010
The former president and owner of Spinal Care & Rehabilitation Center ("Spinal Care"), a chiropractic clinic in Rahway was sentenced to 37 months in prison in connection with his scheme to stage automobile accidents in order to send the participants to his clinic for phony treatment, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced....

Insurance cheat might be frail, but he's going to jail - November 23, 2010
A Bala Cynwyd man told a federal judge yesterday that he stole almost $400,000 from Independence Blue Cross to prop up a financially struggling athletic club that he owned with his son-in-law....

Bradenton doctor to enter intervention, avoid prison - November 22, 2010
A Bradenton chiropractor charged with illegally obtaining testosterone for personal use will avoid prison time if he completes a court-ordered intervention program....

Chiropractor Convicted Of Sexual Abuse, Records Tampering - November 21, 2010
A jury in Oskaloosa has convicted chiropractor Jason Ebelsheiser of one count of third-degree sexual abuse, two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, and one count of tampering with medical records....

Is that necessary? - November 20, 2010
An intervention is medically necessary if it is reasonable and necessary for diagnosis or treatment, and can potentially improve the condition being treated such that the patient can experience increased function or quality of life. ...

A New Direction for the CCE? - November 20, 2010
In his excellent article addressing the proposal, James Edwards, DC, notes that the "left-wing fringe of the profession, through revision to CCE standards, is now attempting to abolish all references to the subluxation, willing to designate our degree as DCM (Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine), and willing to delete all language that states chiropractic is a drugless and non-surgical profession."...

DG Man Charged with Unlicensed Practice of Medicine - November 18, 2010
A Downers Grove man has been charged with practicing medicine without a license following a months-long investigation by Downers Grove police....

2010 Congressional Elections create new legislative landscape for chiropractic - November 17, 2010
The dramatic shift in Congressional power, most definitively in the House of Representatives where the Republican Party has gained a significant majority, has created a new legislative landscape for chiropractic and the nation....

Crashes Staged To Steal Insurance Money - November 16, 2010
Investigators say the schemes are becoming more prevalent and usually sparked by Chiropractic and therapy clinics, which really make the money....

Recent Insurance Fraud Arrests Underscore Dilemma - November 14, 2010
Three arrests at a Fort Myers chiropractic clinic for insurance fraud are the latest results of an on-going investigation by Direct General Insurance Company and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies....

Chiropractor convicted of sexual abuse may be out of prison soon - November 12, 2010
A former American Fork chiropractor convicted in 2008 of sexually abusing a former employee may get out of prison this week after an appeals court threw out his conviction....

Study: Texas Workers Comp medical costs stabilize after decreases - November 12, 2010
A study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute found the medical costs per workers' compensation claim in Texas stabilized in 2007 after four years of decreases....

Jury finds chiropractor guilty of some sex abuse charges - November 10, 2010
A jury returned a split verdict Friday night against an Oskaloosa chiropractor accused of sexually abusing seven patients....

'Accident Line' accused of fraud - November 10, 2010
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, the insurance companies claim that Linea Latina, two Minnesota chiropractors and a Florida man orchestrated an elaborate insurance fraud that hounded accident victims into making phony claims and cost insurers over $1.6 million....

Convicted sex offender will work as a chiropractor - October 25, 2010
By law, there are a plethora of conditions that convicted sex offenders have to follow, but requiring a chiropractor from Savage to tell his patients in his Minneapolis practice that he sexually assaulting two of his former patients isn't one of them. ...

Salinas Chiropractor Arrested for Workers' Comp Fraud - September 8, 2010
A Salinas, Calif., chiropractor. Robert Ray Schreiner, 57, has been charged with 16 felony counts, including conspiring to deny injured workers their workers' compensation benefits, filing fraudulent insurance claims and making false statements to an insurer, the California Department of Insurance reported. Schreiner surrendered to authorities on May 28....

Clinic owner, employee investigated in patient-file case - September 2, 2010
Deputies are investigating the roles of a New Jersey chiropractor and a Sullivan County physical therapist in the case of patient files found dumped outside the closed DRC Physical Therapy Plus in Monticello. Officials on Saturday seized hundreds of records after they were found in the parking lot of the Thompson Square Mall....

Chiropractor in fraud case gets probation - September 1, 2010
A Mountain Top chiropractor who defrauded patients and insurance companies out of more than $24,000 over a five-year span was sentenced Thursday to 23 months of probation....

Chiropractor accused of assault still suspended - September 1, 2010
A judge Monday extended the suspension of the Amarillo chiropractor accused of sexual assault of a child, said Scott Parker, the director of enforcement for the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners....

Risks of At Home Spinal Decompression Therapy Tables Revealed - September 1, 2010
Renowned NJ chiropractor Dr Peter Ferraro is one of the leading practitioners of Spinal Decompression Therapy in New Jersey. Dr. Ferraro explains the risks and benefits of at-home decompression tables....

Mississippi chiropractor accused of false patient claims - August 29, 2010
A Mississippi chiropractor was recently arrested and charged with insurance fraud after he allegedly made false claims on four patients' policies....

Columbus chiropractor charged with insurance fraud - August 29, 2010
Columbus chiropractor Dr. James Donovan is free on $10,000 bond after being charged with insurance fraud....

Pa. chiropractor charged with insurance fraud gets probation - August 29, 2010
A chiropractor operating out of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was sentenced to 23 months of probation on charges of insurance fraud and theft by deception....

N.J. health clinic, officials reach settlement on fraud lawsuit - August 29, 2010
The owner of an Essex County pain management center will pay more than $88,000 in penalties and restitution through a deal with New Jersey officials to settle allegations including fraudulently billing insurance companies....

Chiropractor gets probation for fraud - August 25, 2010
A local chiropractor with an office in Wilkes-Barre who was charged with insurance fraud and other related charges stemming from the theft of more than $24,000 from patients' insurance was sentenced Thursday to 23 months probation....

Chiropractor settles with the Department of Justice - August 23, 2010
A Lake Oswego chiropractor has agreed to pay more than $30,000 in a settlement stemming from complaints about business advertisements....

Chiropractic Stroke Website Launched To Aid Victims of Chiropractor Malpractice - August 23, 2010
A new website from the Abelson Law Firm provides chiropractic patients with valuable information regarding the signs and symptoms of chiropractic stroke and the causes of chiropractic malpractice....

Former Chiropractor, Drug Trafficker, Denied Medical License - August 22, 2010
After completing a 40-month incarceration for felony drug charges, successful probationary period and substance abuse , a former Marion doctor will not be permitted to practice chiropractic medicine, at least, not for a while....

Connecticut to Mandate Chiropractic Stroke Risk Warnings? - July 21, 2010
This past January, the Connecticut State Board of Health and Board of Chiropractic Examiners held a series of public hearings on whether there is a need to mandate that chiropractors warn their patients of the risk of stroke prior to performing certain spinal manipulations....

State revokes license of Wilmington chiropractor - July 21, 2010
The Delaware Board of Chiropractic has revoked the license of a Wilmington chiropractor after the board determined he went beyond his chiropractic duties in examining a female patient's breasts, pubic bone and buttocks during a 2009 exam....

Morris County chiropractor Michael P. Gold charged with insurance fraud - July 20, 2010
A North Jersey chiropractor has been indicted for allegedly billing an insurance company for chiropractic treatments that were never rendered, state Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Riza Dagli said Wednesday....

OIG: No More Identical Claims NPIs - July 18, 2010
Along with the list of items the HHS Office of Inspector General has said it will examine this year in the DME sector, its latest report turns attention back to what the OIG calls a "claims processing vulnerability."...

Exeter chiropractor to plead guilty to tax evasion - July 17, 2010
An Exeter chiropractor charged with federal tax evasion, bank fraud and knowingly filing false tax returns has reached a plea agreement with the federal government....

Insurers Allege 'Hot Girl' Bikini Fraud - July 15, 2010
An ad agency conspired with chiropractors to use misleading ads, police scanners and "hot girl" bikini contests to persuade Latinos who were in car accidents to seek unneeded medical treatments, four insurance companies say in a federal RICO complaint. ...

No harm in warning about risk - July 11, 2010
THE state Board of Chiropractic Examiners has voted 4-1 - four chiropractors to one public representative - not to warn patients that stroke is a rare, proven complication of chiropractic neck manipulation....

Doctors, chiropractors at odds in Texas - July 11, 2010
Doctors and chiropractors in Texas are in a turf war over what medical treatments chiropractors can legally offer in the state, observers say....

State board struggles to define what can chiropractors legally do - July 11, 2010
In Texas, the state board that regulates chiropractors is embroiled in a lawsuit with the Texas Medical Board and the state's largest doctors' organization, the Texas Medical Association, over other treatments done by chiropractors that the doctors' groups say cross into their domain. ...

North Carolina Home Medical Equipment Providers Travel to Washington to Advocate for Better Home Medical Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities - July 10, 2010
Home medical equipment service providers from seventeen North Carolina-based companies travelled to Washington, D.C. last week to urge members of Congress to support new legislation that will strengthen homecare availability for millions of older Americans and people with disabilities who require home-based medical equipment and services....

Former Owner Of Rahway Chiropractic Clinic Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme - July 8, 2010
The former president and owner of Spinal Care & Rehabilitation Center, a chiropractic clinic in Rahway, pleaded guilty today in connection with his scheme to stage automobile accidents in order to send the participants in the accidents to his clinic for purported treatment, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced....

Capitals Questioned About Their Ties to Chiropractor in Steroids Inquiry - July 8, 2010
Detectives questioned Washington Capitals players, coaches and officials on Tuesday about their ties to a chiropractor who has treated several of the team's players and was arrested earlier in the day on charges of distributing illegal performance-enhancing drugs. ...

Capitals say chiropractor accused in steroids probe isn't part of team - July 8, 2010
The Washington Capitals were quick to dispute Tuesday that a Virginia chiropractor arrested on steroids charges had any connection to the organization even though his answering machine said he was "chiropractor to the Capitals." ...

Chiropractor gets $25,000 bail; girlfriend has probation hold in methamphetamine case - July 7, 2010
An Escatawpa chiropractor and hairdresser arrested for numerous methamphetamine charges over the weekend were in court Monday afternoon with 11 others who were also arrested for alleged drug offenses. ...

Second DC Files Lawsuit Against Pro-Solutions - July 6, 2010
A second lawsuit has been filed by a ProAdjuster owner against Pro-Solutions, this time by a chiropractor in Iowa. The first known action by a DC against Pro-Solutions, which sells the ProAdjuster equipment and related services, was filed by a Texas chiropractor in May of last year as a cross-complaint in an action with her leasing company....

Connecticut Chiropractor Board Ignores Stroke Risk of Neck Procedure, Says Washington DC Injury Lawyer - July 6, 2010
Attorney Michael A. Abelson decries the board's refusal to provide a warning to patients about neck manipulations, which are of no proven medical benefit, and are known to permanently disable or kill patients by causing a stroke....

Case In Point: Did the DC deserve a defense? - July 6, 2010
The claimant is a 55-year-old divorced father of two adult children. He is a heavy smoker and an alcoholic with a host of medical problems including hypertensive cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, morbid obesity, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ...

Doctor, attorney among 19 charged in 'Operation Big Fish' auto fraud - July 6, 2010
Numerous defendants, including a chiropractor and an attorney, are accused of defrauding more than 19 insurers out of $549,000 through a staged auto accident ring in California dubbed "Operation Big Fish" by prosecutors....

Lake Worth clinic owner accused of stealing $1.5 million - July 4, 2010
The owner of a Lake Worth chiropractic center was arrested on charges that he operated the clinic using a doctor's stolen identity and cashed in on $1.5 million in unlawful insurance bills, the state Department of Financial Services said Wednesday....

Athletic club remains open after charges - July 4, 2010
Between 2004 and 2006, it is alleged that Rehab One, a chiropractic and rehabilitation facility inside the club, and Rehab Two, a gym located in the basement of Levin's home, fraudulently billed Independence Blue Cross approximately $1.9 million for procedures that were either not medically necessary....

Practical Documentation: Documenting your diagnosis - July 4, 2010
Wikipedia defines a differential diagnosis as a systematic method used to identify unknowns. This method, essentially a process of elimination, is used by physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals to diagnose a specific disease in a patient. Not all medical diagnoses are differential ones....

Health club operators and local chiropractor charged with health care fraud - July 3, 2010
Mark Levin, Michael Karp and Raymond Brozek, a chiropractor, were charged today in connection with a $1.9 million scheme to defraud Independence Blue Cross, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy....

Are you winging it? - June 20, 2010
More and more chiropractors are undertaking the conversion of their chiropractic practice into a multidisciplinary practice without the legal and managerial assistance of professionals experienced in this highly regulated area. ...

Oskaloosa chiropractor trial date moved - June 14, 2010
Oskaloosa Chiropractor Dr. Jason Ebelsheiser was scheduled to stand trial for seven counts of third-degree sexual abuse this coming Tuesday....

Legislature acts to ban sex offender chiropractors - June 14, 2010
After the Star Tribune reported that a convict got a license to practice despite past abuse, a bill on the issue moved in the Senate....

3 Face Federal Charges in Chicago Workers' Comp Fraud Case - June 8, 2010
Federal law enforcement officials in Chicago report that a chiropractor, a medical doctor and a billing employee at a clinic in Maywood, Ill., have been indicted on federal charges related to workers' compensation insurance fraud....

Order in the Court - June 5, 2010
I have spent a considerable amount of time in courtrooms lately at trials of chiropractors accused of negligence. An unusual confluence of events occurred this year whereby three trials began in various parts of the country almost simultaneously. ...

Chiropractor fights to keep three class actions in line - June 5, 2010
Belleville area chiropractor Kathleen Roche is attempting to adjust three class action suits filed in two counties to her favor, despite settlement of one, the potential dismissal of a second and a motion to dismiss a third....

Leave those lemmings behind! - May 16, 2010
Would it surprise you to know that practices that offer "free" screenings may be seriously breaking the rules of compliance? But everyone does it, so it must be okay, right? Don't be so sure!...

10 convicted in chiropractor sting - April 26, 2010
One year later, a sting operation aimed at chiropractors accused of participating in illegal kickback or overbilling schemes has led to 10 convictions and one acquittal, according to prosecutors....

Sex offender is allowed to be a chiropractor - April 10, 2010
For the next four years, Dr. Scott Fredin can't buy pornography or use the Internet without a probation officer's approval. The police can drop by at any time to see if he has been drinking. As a registered sex offender, he must tell authorities every time he moves or gets a new job....

Patient Says Chiropractor Ruined His Back - April 10, 2010
A patient says his chiropractor snapped off a piece of a spinal disc that ended up lodging into his nerve roots. He claims the botched spinal manipulation caused excruciating pain, numbness in his legs, and left him shuffling with a walker....

Insurers' losses put at $634,000 in alleged insurance fraud scheme - March 17, 2010
Seventeen people from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including a chiropractor and lawyer, face charges of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to cheat insurers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by staging phony auto accidents....

Stimulus bill includes important changes to HIPAA requirements - March 17, 2010
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Stimulus Bill"), which President Obama signed Feb. 17, 2009, changes several requirements related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). ...

State board sets hearing for FM chiropractor - March 10, 2010
The factual circumstances listed in the board's documents say on Dec. 20, 2008, Booten was accepting new patients and patient records show she had performed chiropractic care on patients while her license was inactive....

17 indicted in scheme to bilk insurers via phony car accidents - March 3, 2010
Federal authorities yesterday announced the indictment of 17 people - including a chiropractor and an attorney - on mail-fraud charges in connection with a scheme to bilk insurance companies by staging fake auto accidents....

Chiropractic Stroke Victims Optimistic that Board Will Issue Declaratory Ruling on Behalf of Patient Safety - March 3, 2010
After testifying at the recent chiropractic stroke hearings in Connecticut, the Chiropractic Stroke Awareness Organization (CSAO), along with the Campaign for Science Based Healthcare (CSBH) and Victims of Irresponsible Chiropractic Education and Standards (V.O.I.C.E.S), believes the event was successful in bringing the debate on chiropractic stroke back to science and evidence based-medicine....

Chiropractor, lawyer charged in accident fraud - March 2, 2010
An additional 17 people - for a total of 83 - were charged yesterday in the latest stage of a long-running federal and city investigation into a scheme to fake automobile accidents and then file false insurance claims....

Minnesota Chiropractic Association Supports Lawsuit Against BCBSA - March 2, 2010
The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) today announced that it is supporting a class action law suit against the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBSA") and a number of state BCBS entities....

Connecticut Board Considers Warning About Risk Of Stroke Following Chiropractic Neck Manipulation - February 28, 2010
Attorney Michael Abelson applauded recent hearings by the Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiners to consider whether to require chiropractors to warn patients about the possible risk of stroke from neck manipulation. ...

New HIPAA Regulations Could Result in Fines for Chiropractors Says Certified Auditor, Dr. Tom Necela of The Strategic Chiropractor - February 26, 2010
This means chiropractors will have to have a new Business Associate agreement in place to be compliant with the recently changed provisions under the privacy and security rules that impact named covered entities and business associates....

Bucks chiropractor charged with burning offices - February 26, 2010
A Bucks County chiropractor was charged with arson yesterday for a 2008 fire that destroyed his office and neighboring businesses - a fire he blamed on Spanish-speaking gang members....

Waterloo chiropractor loses licence for sex with patient - February 22, 2010
A Waterloo chiropractor who treated his girlfriend - then referred her unpaid bills to a collection agency after they broke up - has been stripped of his licence for having sex with a patient....

Class action chiropractor turns down settlement offer as lawyers would not get fee - February 22, 2010
Local chiropractor Frank Bemis turned down $48 to settle a class action billing dispute, because his lawyers at LakinChapman wouldn't collect a fee....

Chiropractor charged in health care fraud case - February 3, 2010
A Philadelphia chiropractor was charged Friday by a federal Indictment with health care fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements in a health care investigation....

New Practice Statute in New Jersey - January 31, 2010
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed new scope-of-practice legislation on Jan. 18, 2010 - just one day before being defeated in his quest for re-election - updating a practice statute considered antiquated and overly restrictive by the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) and many other DCs in the state. The signing marks the first time New Jersey's scope-of-practice regulations have been amended since 1953....

Patients in Medicare demonstration project give chiropractors high marks - January 31, 2010
According to long-awaited results from a congressionally mandated pilot project testing the feasibility of expanding chiropractic services in the Medicare program, patients have a high rate of satisfaction with the care they receive from doctors of chiropractic. ...

Molestation trial ordered for Redding chiropractor - January 31, 2010
A 44-year-old Redding chiropractor was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the alleged molestation of a 10-year-old girl last year....

Chiropractor and Assistant Charged in Health Care Fraud Scheme - January 30, 2010
Dr. Neil H. Hollander was charged today by Indictment with health care fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements in a health care investigation....

Louisville chiropractor admits health care fraud - January 30, 2010
A Louisville chiropractor has admitted that he defrauded a local insurance company....

3 arrested in Brighton medical-pot "assembly line" - January 19, 2010
A Brighton chiropractor and two other people were arrested Saturday for distributing pot after police say 100 people gathered - and smoked - at a makeshift medical-marijuana dispensary....

Class-action suit against chiropractors led by Alberta woman rejected - January 19, 2010
A judge has ruled a lawsuit against a chiropractor and the agency that regulates them doesn't meet the criteria needed to be certified as a class-action suit....

Bill expands what New Jersey's chiropractors can do - January 18, 2010
Thanks to a measure that passed in both the state Senate and Assembly on Monday, state-licensed chiropractors would be able to treat extremities, prescribe medical tests and give nutritional advice as well as sell nutritional supplements in their offices....

Bill is fraught with dangers to the public - January 10, 2010
This proposal would allow medically untrained chiropractors to examine and adjust all of the articulations and soft tissue of the body without any physical relationship to the spine....

Advocates seeking state law requiring a warning prior to neck manipulation - January 10, 2010
Stroke victims and their families say all they want is for patients to have more information about the possible risks of a chiropractic procedure called cervical spinal manipulation....

Battle brews over safety of neck manipulation - January 10, 2010
There is a battle over health underway in Connecticut. Some victims say neck manipulation by a chiropractor caused their stroke. They want patients warned about the risk, but many chiropractors say the procedure is safe....

Chiropractors' Argument Falls On Deaf Ears - January 10, 2010
While a group of victims of chiropractic stroke listened intently at the state Capitol late Monday afternoon, Matthew N. Pagano stood in front of the cameras to declare that "there is no cause and effect relationship between chiropractic and stroke."...

Conn. chiropractic board to consider stroke risk - January 5, 2010
This week, 43-year-old Harwe plans to experience another landmark moment in her life when the Connecticut State Board of Chiropractic Examiners takes up the contentious question of whether patients should be warned about a possible risk of stroke from neck manipulation by a chiropractor....

Woman sues chiropractor, claiming he caused stroke - January 5, 2010
A Winnipeg woman is suing her chiropractor, whose treatment she claims caused her to have a stroke only hours after visiting his office....

Court Upholds Chiropractor's Molestation Conviction - January 4, 2010
An Anaheim chiropractor who molested several patients was properly convicted of the relatively new crime of sexual battery by fraud, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled....

Pa. chiropractor pleads guilty to defrauding health benefit program - December 29, 2009
A Moosic, Pa., chiropractor pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony charge of making false statements involving a health care benefit program...

Louisville chiropractor charged with health care fraud - December 29, 2009
A Louisville chiropractor is facing a federal charge of health-care fraud over accusations that he ripped of a local insurance company....

Medicare and the Chiropractic Practice, Part 4 - December 29, 2009
Many DCs are unaware (or even unconcerned) about the Medicare medical review (MR) process until they receive notice of audit. This article is to help inform the profession about this process before notice of an audit is received and to give guidance for follow-up....

Wilmington medical clinic investigated for fraud - December 29, 2009
A medical clinic in Wilmington run by a father and daughter is under investigation for allegedly filing fake Medicare and Medicaid claims....

At first you had no clue... - December 25, 2009
You were pretty sure that there was more cash coming in than you were actually seeing. By the time you were certain, thousands of dollars had been stolen by a trusted employee....

State suspends chiropractor's license - December 25, 2009
The Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners has issued an emergency suspension of Bandon chiropractor Michael B. Currie's license, while it investigates concerns about his ability to practice chiropractry....

New molesting charges filed against chiropractor - December 25, 2009
A chiropractor who already faces molesting and battery charges in Floyd and Clark counties faces seven new counts of child molesting, sexual misconduct with a minor and child seduction in Clark County....

Queens Chiropractor Busted For Insurance Bilk - December 17, 2009
A chiropractor with a practice in Woodhaven has been charged with insurance fraud and other charges after allegedly convincing a "patient" to fabricate injuries and then billing an insurance company more than $26,000 for medical treatments over three months....

Insider Secrets About Recovery or Postpayment Audits - December 15, 2009
In June 2009, I had the privilege of attaining certified professional medical auditor (CPMA) certification as offered by the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists. In a nutshell, I was trained to think, analyze and act in the role of a professional auditor....

New charges filed against chiropractor - December 12, 2009
A southern Indiana chiropractor is facing more child sex charges. Authorities in Clark County filed seven new charges against 38-year-old Robert Matthew Nolan this week....

Board suspends Wichita chiropractor for 30 days - December 10, 2009
Wichita chiropractor Bradley Eck says he plans to resume his practice after completing a record-keeping course and a 30-day suspension, as ordered by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts....

Chiropractor pleads not guilty - December 10, 2009
A former Sequim chiropractor accused of double-billing the state Department of Labor and Industries appeared Dec. 4 in Clallam County Superior Court and pleaded not guilty....

New molestation charges filed against chiropractor - December 10, 2009
The charges keep piling up against Robert Matthew Nolan, the 39-year-old former chiropractor accused of inappropriately touching four patients and raping a teenage girl....

Local chiropractor faces charges in Washington - December 9, 2009
A Jefferson City chiropractor is facing one count of theft and nine counts of making false statements or concealing information....

Bridgewater chiropractor placed on probation for insurance fraud - December 7, 2009
A township chiropractor was placed on two years probation and had his chiropractic license revoked for a year on a charge of fraudulently billing a health insurance company....

Former Sequim chiropractor accused of defrauding state agency - December 5, 2009
The state Attorney General's Office alleges that a chiropractor defauded the state of more than $11,000 by double-billing the state Department of Labor & Industries while he ran the Coastal Chiropractic Center in Sequim....

Chiropractor faces felony charges - December 3, 2009
A former Sequim chiropractor now living in Missouri faces one count of theft and nine counts of making false statements or concealing information for allegedly double-billing the state Department of Labor and Industries....

Gov't may stop subsidizing child chiropractic treatment - December 3, 2009
Negotiations on children's treatments are underway between the government and the Chiropractors Association of Saskatchewan (CAS). Assistant deputy health minister Max Hendricks said the government would like to see some evidence to justify its continuing subsidies....

Tax evasion trial set for Ephraim chiropractor Douglas Madsen - December 2, 2009
A trial has been scheduled for a Sanpete County man indicted in failing to pay more than $1 million in taxes, hiding other assets from the government and failing to file tax returns....

Lakeville clinic sued for alleged fraud - December 2, 2009
The state is suing a Lakeville chiropractic clinic and its owner alleging that they fraudulently enrolled patients in health-care credit card accounts....

Bangor chiropractor gets two years for tax evasion - December 2, 2009
A local chiropractor was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to two years in federal prison for refusing to pay federal income taxes....

Appleton chiropractor must give up license - November 30, 2009
An Appleton chiropractor who admitted inappropriately touching a patient and taking his pants off during a session with her has been ordered to immediately surrender his license....

Chiropractor reindicted; state's case weak, lawyer says - November 26, 2009
A Haverhill chiropractor has been reindicted on fraud and conspiracy charges following an investigation by the state Attorney General's Office....

Convicted chiropractor loses appeal - November 26, 2009
A federal appeals court said Thursday that a judge did not violate a former Hermitage chiropractor's rights during his fraud trial, and also backed the judge on Brent J. Detelich's other appeal issues....

Coding questions: Medicare's initial-visit guidlines - November 2, 2009
Q: I have been treating Medicare patients the same way for the last three years, but my CA told me there are specific guidelines for initial visits. I conduct a history and examination, and take x-rays, but do not follow any special system. Should I be doing something different?...

Accused chiropractor's emergency order revised - November 2, 2009
Dr. Jason Ebelsheiser can still perform "soft tissue" treatments on some patients....

State rules Horizon unfairly limited chiropractors' claims - November 2, 2009
The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors announced Monday that the state Department of Banking & Insurance has ruled the state's largest health insurer must pay chiropractors' separate claims for patient evaluation and therapy....

Palmer, 60 chiropractors sue former alumni association - November 1, 2009
Palmer and 60 chiropractors - including the president of the Davenport campus - are suing The Chiropractic International Association. They are asking for an audit of the group's assets and expenses, a host of damages and the dissolution of the association....

Do you commit accidental fraud? Take this quiz and find out! - November 1, 2009
It's possible - not because you are deliberately breaking the law, but because you may be unintentionally engaging in illegal conduct through ignorance or misunderstanding of laws, rules or regulations that govern healthcare....

The complaint path to a well-functioning practice - November 1, 2009
Contrary to some practitioners' belief, compliance is not costly. In fact, noncompliance is costly. It can result in investigations, audits, and the necessity to pay back money....

Multiple Chiropractors, State Associations File Suit Against Blue Cross Blue Shield - November 1, 2009
Blue Cross Blue Shield has been hit with a class-action suit led by chiropractors and chiropractic organizations including the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association (PCA), the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) and the New York Chiropractic Council....

Chiropractor suspended - October 31, 2009
A Topeka chiropractor has been suspended from practicing for 30 days, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts said Wednesday....

Grand jury hands up indictment on Toms River chiropractor - October 31, 2009
A chiropractor who let his license lapse but continued to treat patients has been named in an indictment alleging forgery, theft and insurance fraud, among other crimes....

Ex-Antioch Chiropractor Sentenced in Rape Case - October 31, 2009
Antioch has received a plethora of bad press lately because of all the coincidental 'sex cases' that have recently emerged. Even in the midst of all the turmoil it's comforting to know that in many of these cases the Antioch authorities have been quick to apprehend suspects....

Chiropractor could lose license - October 23, 2009
The Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners is proposing to revoke the license of a chiropractor who practices in Salem and Stayton on allegations of sexual misconduct....

Two locals arraigned in health-care fraud case - October 23, 2009
Two Mariettans were arraigned Friday on felony charges for allegedly defrauded Blue Cross Blue Shield and other insurers out of $11 million for physical therapy services that were not actually provided....

Shreveport chiropractor pleads guilty to health care fraud - October 23, 2009
A Shreveport chiropractor pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to two counts of health care fraud, avoiding a federal trial Tuesday at which he would have faced 72 counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud....

Iowa chiropractor sentenced in Medicaid fraud case - October 21, 2009
A Cedar Rapids chiropractor will be spending the next seven years behind bars for using the stolen identities of minors in a scheme to bilk Medicaid....

Chiropractor: 'DAs really crossed a line' - October 17, 2009
The chiropractor beat charges last year that threatened to send him to state prison for performing a controversial procedure. Now, he's firing back with a $5 million lawsuit. He says an overly zealous prosecutor violated his civil rights....

Modesto chiropractor suing for $5M - October 12, 2009
A Modesto chiropractor once charged with defrauding insurers and workers compensation out of millions of dollars wants to clear his name....

Bridgewater chiropractor pleads guilty to fraudulent billing - October 11, 2009
A township chiropractor pleaded guilty Thursday in Superior Court on a charge of fraudulently billing a health insurance company....

Former Antioch chiropractor pleads to druggings, sex assault - October 11, 2009
A former Antioch chiropractor pleaded no contest today to charges he drugged two women at a bar and then sexually assaulted one of them at his doctor's office while she was unconscious - an assault authorities say he videotaped on his cell phone and showed to others back at the bar....

Chiropractor faces 107 years in U.S. prison - October 11, 2009
A Burlington chiropractor faces up to 107 years in a U.S. prison and a quarter-million-dollar fine for allegedly defrauding the American Medicaid program four years ago....

Chiropractor charged in scheme to cheat Pennsylvania health insurer - October 11, 2009
A Luzerne County, Pa., chiropractor faces insurance fraud charges for filling false claims as a patient to a local Blue Cross affiliate....

Chiropractors Bent Out of Shape Over Blues' Post-Payment Denials - October 6, 2009
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and 22 Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) plans were named as defendants Sept. 11 in a class-action suit alleging they engaged in "abusive practices in using post-payment audits and reviews."...

Can You Pass the Smell Test? - October 4, 2009
The issue concerning when actions and conduct do not meet the "smell test" can be summed up much like late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart did when asked to define pornography. His answer was: "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it."...

Exeter chiropractor's fraud case continued - October 4, 2009
The trial for Paul Loch, an Exeter chiropractor charged with federal tax evasion, bank fraud and knowingly filing false tax returns, has been extended upon his request....

Trial Date Set to Challenge New Texas Fraud Law - October 4, 2009
A temporary restraining order to prevent HB 148 from taking effect was filed in federal court by a plaintiff attorney and chiropractor on August 27....

Class Accuses Blue Cross of Extortion - October 2, 2009
Three state chiropractic associations say Blue Cross Blue Shield is trying "to extort millions of dollars" from chiropractors, unfairly demanding that they return money paid on claims, after "retrospective" determinations that the doctors did not provide "covered services."...

Forty Fort chiropractor accused of obtaining more than $100,000 through fraudulent claims - October 2, 2009
Authorities allege a Forty Fort-based chiropractor charged Tuesday with felony insurance fraud had been using another doctor's information to bill for services he never received....

Local chiropractor charged with more counts of sexual abuse - September 30, 2009
An Oskaloosa chiropractor will appear in court next week on seven charges of third-degree sexual abuse and one charge of tampering with records....

Pomerantz Files Class Action Against Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBSA") and Related BCBSA Entities - September 28, 2009
Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP today announced that it and co-counsel Buttaci & Leardi, LLC filed a class action lawsuit against the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBSA") and 22 leading BCBS insurers across the country on behalf of a putative nationwide class of health care providers, as well as the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association ("PCA"), the New York Chiropractic Council (the "Council"), and the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors ("ANJC")....

Chiropractor files another PPO class action in St. Clair County - September 27, 2009
A putative class action lawsuit has been filed against an insurance company that allegedly benefited from preferred provider discounts without referring patients to doctors....

Mundelein chiropractor sued for insurance fraud - September 20, 2009
A Mundelein chiropractor is being sued in a federal court for insurance fraud Tuesday after he allegedly overbilled an insurance company more than $300,000 for services he never performed....

Medical costs per claim decline after comp reforms, researchers say - September 20, 2009
Medical costs per workers' compensation claim in Texas have declined significantly over a relatively short period after a series of legislative reforms, according to a recent study. However, according to the report, Texas still has higher costs and utilization than many other states for some types of medical care....

Action taken against chiropractor in Phoenix steroid case - September 18, 2009
State investigators are trying desperately to obtain hidden camera video of a local chiropractor accused of illegally selling anabolic steroids at two clinics in Phoenix and Peoria....

Missouri Fines United Healthcare Over Chiropractor Claims Handling - September 18, 2009
Under a settlement with the Missouri Department of Insurance, United Healthcare has agreed to reexamine at least 50,000 claims filed by chiropractors who treated the company's policyholders....

NY Chiropractor Scammed Insurance Companies - September 17, 2009
A New York chiropractor has admitted engaging in a scheme to defraud insurance companies of more than $750,000 by billing for medical services that were not performed....

Medicare pay for services by nonphysicians comes under scrutiny - September 17, 2009
OIG finds the "incident to" rule is allowing care to be provided by nonphysicians who lack the necessary qualifications....

Metro chiropractor gets jail for tax fraud - September 12, 2009
Cumming, Ga., Chiropractor Michael J. Falite was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison on charges of filing a false tax return....

Former Lansing-area chiropractor pleads guilty to fraud - September 12, 2009
A chiropractor who once was an owner of the Greater Lansing Chiropractic Center has pleaded guilty to billing an insurance company for services he did not provide, officials said. ...

Assault charges against Bath chiropractor John Marino are withdrawn - September 10, 2009
Northampton County prosecutors today dropped indecent assault and harassment charges against Bath chiropractor....

Attorney General files lawsuit against Lakeville chiropractor - September 10, 2009
Attorney General Lori Swanson and the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners filed a lawsuit today (Wednesday, Aug. 12) in Dakota County District Court against a Lakeville chiropractor alleging his clinic enrolled patients in medical credit cards without permission and wrongfully placed charges on the cards....

Lakeville Chiropractor Sued For Predatory Lending - September 8, 2009
A chiropractor in the south metro is accused of aggressively enrolling patients for a medical credit card and signing them up without their knowledge....

Wyoming chiropractor sentenced to jail for fondling patients; judge likens man's office with basement bar to 'Animal House' - September 5, 2009
In the first of a pair of sentencing hearings for a Wyoming chiropractor accused of fondling female clients, Gregory Alan Freeman will spend nine months in the Kent County Jail....

Local chiropractor issued 'monitoring requirements' - August 22, 2009
Chiropractor Jason Ebelsheiser, 33, will continue to see patients, just not in the same way....

Chiropractor Charged With Abusing Patients - August 21, 2009
Oskaloosa police have arrested a chiropractor on sexual abuse charges....

Attorneys to ask Stack for initial approval in chiropractor's AIG class action settlement Tuesday - August 19, 2009
Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack will be asked to grant preliminary approval to the settlement of a class action suit over improper Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) discounts Tuesday....

Flushing-area chiropractor accused of $48,000 insurance scam involving teacher massages - August 19, 2009
Miguel M. Ruelan, 39, is accused of defrauding Blue Cross Blue Shield by giving massages to teachers and other patients whose insurance didn't cover the service then billing the insurance giant for medical procedures that were never performed....

South Cerney chiropractor Nick Hall banned after affair with patient - August 18, 2009
A SOUTH Cerney chiropractor has been banned from practising after having an affair with a "vulnerable" patient....

Florida Resident Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges - August 13, 2009
Geoffrey Ramseur, 52, of Rockledge, Florida (formerly of Northville, Michigan), was sentenced yesterday to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $121,000.00 after having been convicted on health care fraud charges, announced United States Attorney Terrence Berg....

Implement a compliance program - August 4, 2009
As chiropractors, most of the problems you see today arise from lack of compliance with federal and state law. Some problems are also from government and insurance payer requirements for billing, coding, and documentation....

New York Charges Doctors, Hospital Employees with No-Fault Fraud - July 21, 2009
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced the indictment of 12 people and 9 corporations across New York City for their roles in an alleged criminal enterprise that paid hospital employees for confidential patient information, lured patients into receiving unnecessary treatment, and then submitted more than $1 million in phony personal injury claims to insurance carriers....

Chiropractor John Marino's license reinstated - July 9, 2009
A Bath chiropractor accused of molesting four patients had his license restored Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of State....

Medical fraud under the guise of alternative medicine - July 8, 2009
The breaking news today is the story of a healthcare practitioner from Georgia who was just sentenced to less than five years in prison for medical fraud. Chaunsay Beckwith was the operator of an alternative medical clinic in Tucker, Georgia called International Alternative Medicine Inc., which was offering hyperbaric chamber treatments as a medical alternative....

Nazareth chiropractor's license suspended - July 7, 2009
A Bath chiropractor who was charged with indecent assault of four female patients in April has been temporarily barred from treating clients....

Local chiropractor pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges - July 7, 2009
An Indio chiropractor being prosecuted on charges of sexually assaulting several patients under the guise of medical examinations pleaded not guilty today to three additional felony counts....

Locklear Electric files two new class actions over unsolicited faxes - July 4, 2009
A Wood River electric company has filed two new separate class action lawsuits against a chiropractor's office and a real estate company, alleging the office and company sent unsolicited faxes to it, causing a waste of paper and employee time....

Board puts Johnson City chiropractor on probation for filing false insurance claims - July 4, 2009
The Tennessee Department of Health's Board of Chiropractor Examiners has placed Johnson City Chiropractor Dwight C. Whynot's license on probation for a year for allowing unlicensed clinic staff to practice and filing false insurance claims for services never preformed....

Both victims and family of Wyoming chiropractor weep after Gregory Freeman found guilty of fondling two patients - July 4, 2009
There was weeping on both sides of the courtroom as a jury found Wyoming chiropractor Gregory Alan Freeman guilty of two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for fondling the breasts of two women at his 36th Street SW office....

Tax shelter could land Kerrville chiropractor in prison - July 4, 2009
In a case the IRS says highlights the risks of offshore tax shelters, a prominent Kerrville chiropractor pleaded guilty Thursday in Austin to three misdemeanor charges of failing to file tax returns....

Kennebunk chiropractor's license revoked, again - July 4, 2009
Kennebunk chiropractor Clifford Faldman on June 10 had his state license to practice revoked, this time for at least six months....

Patients testify on behalf of chiropractor accused of criminal sexual conduct, saying he improved their health - July 4, 2009
A very different portrait was painted in court Wednesday of a Wyoming chiropractor accused of misusing his position to gain the trust of female patients before fondling their breasts under the guise of treatment....

Parade of women testifies against Wyoming chiropractor in alleged groping case - July 4, 2009
The allegations included fondling, asking women to expose themselves, looking at pornography and serving shots of Jagermeister and Pabst Blue Ribbon in the disco ball-decorated bar in the basement of his 36th Street SW office....

Chiropractor says company 'cold called' potential patients - June 28, 2009
An Ohio County chiropractic business is suing a referral service because it "cold called" potential clients in violation of the agreement....

Cumming chiropractor guilty of tax fraud - June 27, 2009
A Cumming, Ga., chiropractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to filing a false income tax return, after his trial revealed he hid income from the IRS by writing checks to fake companies....

Wyoming chiropractor facing sex charges waives Kent County Circuit Court hearing after learning of four separate counts - June 26, 2009
A chiropractor already standing trial on three charges of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct was hit with four more charges Wednesday that will come to Kent County Circuit Court....

Goodyear chiropractor cleared by board in sex abuse case - June 22, 2009
Goodyear police are still investigating sexual-abuse allegations against a local chiropractor, more than a year after his case was dismissed....

Robert Matthew Nolan could face more charges in Clark County - June 21, 2009
The Clark County prosecutor says more charges are likely against a chiropractor already charged with four misdemeanors related to alleged improper touching of female patients....

Hearing begins on Olathe chiropractor Wasse Zafer's license suspension - June 21, 2009
Three weeks ago, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts issued an emergency suspension of Zafer's license and filed a petition alleging that he obtained fees through fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; falsified records; and committed acts of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct or professional incompetency....

Fairness hearing set for Tuesday in First Health class action settlement - June 21, 2009
A fairness hearing is set for Tuesday to determine whether a charitable contribution of more than $1.2 million is a fair end to a 2004 chiropractor class action suit against an insurance company over claims adjustments....

Southern Indiana chiropractor investigated for sexual misconduct - June 20, 2009
A New Albany chiropractor with a practice in Clarksville is under investigation for sexual misconduct after four female patients have filed complaints with police since 2007....

Chiropractor charged with insurance fraud - June 17, 2009
State Attorney General Anne Milgram has a bone to pick with a Clifton chiropractor who allegedly billed insurance companies for more than $230,000 for tests he did not personally perform. ...

Insurance costs for chiropractors won't drop - June 17, 2009
State lawmakers won't move to make it cheaper for most North Carolinians to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors want the state to ban insurance companies from charging higher co-pays to patients of chiropractors than those who go to general practioners....

Chiropractic Is Past the Demonstration Project Stage - June 16, 2009
On Jan. 5, 2009, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced yet another chiropractic demonstration project. Haven't we been there before? Isn't this the third demonstration project?...

Undercover sting targets lawyers, chiropractors - June 15, 2009
Seven people – including chiropractors, attorneys and a paralegal – have been charged in an undercover sting operation targeting insurance overbilling and the illegal practice of law, prosecutors announced today....

Weed chiropractor sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for bankruptcy fraud - May 25, 2009
On June 5, 2008, a jury found Klassy guilty of making false declarations under penalty of perjury in a bankruptcy case, fraudulently concealing property in a bankruptcy case, and 26 counts of money laundering....

Middletown chiropractor pleads guilty in molesting case - May 23, 2009
Chiropractor Christopher King has pleaded guilty to attempted forcible touching, a misdemeanor, in a case where patients said he molested them during treatment....

Ohio Chiropractor Sentenced for Workers' Compensation Fraud - May 22, 2009
A Cleveland, Ohio, chiropractor who has been under investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's (BWC) special investigations department (SID) has been sentenced after pleading guilty to workers' compensation fraud and intimidation, the BWC announced....

Former Lower Burrell office manager ordered to repay $12M in fraud case - May 19, 2009
The former office manager for the chiropractor who admitted masterminding a massive health insurance fraud case was sentenced Friday and ordered to pay more than $12 million restitution....

Man Charged With Practicing Medicine Without License - May 16, 2009
Even though he has no medical license in California, Donsbach claimed to be a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor, and through a weekly, online radio broadcast from Chula Vista, offered "alternative, natural and nutritional" remedies for many conditions and ailments, including cancer and auto-immune disorders, according to the prosecution....

Chiropractor accused of blackmailing boys over nude photos - May 13, 2009
A Marietta chiropractor and former martial arts instructor has been indicted on sex charges for allegedly enticing teenage boys to send him pictures of themselves naked using Myspace, AOL Instant Messaging and another site....

Man who told patients he could cure cancer charged - May 13, 2009
Donsbach claimed to be a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor on his Web site, LetsTalkHealth.com, where he sells alternative remedies for many conditions, from cancer and autoimmune disorders to joint pain and stress....

Woman who sought treatment then sued chiropractor for 'unwanted contact' gets day in court - May 13, 2009
In June 2007, the Record reported on a suit filed by a woman who sought a neck adjustment then turned and sued the chiropractor for "unwanted, intrusive contact." Now, the case has gone to trial....

Red Flag Rules apply to doctors of chiropractic - May 8, 2009
Based on legislation passed by Congress in 2003, in 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) first issued regulations stating that financial institutions and creditors are required to develop and execute written "identity theft prevention programs" that must provide for the identification, detection, and response to patterns, practices, or specific activities....

Local chiropractic firm to pay $95K in discrimination lawsuit - May 6, 2009
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Wednesday reported that a Delaware County chiropractor's company will pay $95,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit involving a former associate chiropractor employed there....

St. Paul Chiropractor Sentenced To Workhouse Time - May 6, 2009
A St. Paul chiropractor convicted of giving a female co-worker a massage and touching her inappropriately was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in the workhouse....

Chiropractic Patients Need To Know Treatment Risks - May 6, 2009
State chiropractors are fighting the proposed informed-consent law. The chiropractors say they are all for doing this, but they want it to apply to anyone who performs a procedure involving the neck, such as hairdressers. This is an obvious smoke screen....

Local Chiropractor Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison - May 6, 2009
Dr. William Stearns, DC, 47, of Marietta, was sentenced late last week to five years in prison for participating in a $2 million health care fraud scam at the network of back pain clinics that he operated with two co-conspirators. ...

Marietta chiropractor gets jail time - May 6, 2009
Marietta, Ga., chiropractor Dr. William Stearns was sentenced late Thursday to five years in federal prison and fined $1.2 million for his role in a health-care fraud and money laundering scam....

Valley chiropractor accused of stalking woman for 3 years - May 6, 2009
According to police, surveillance on the doctor revealed that he was following the victim all over the Valley. ...

Stroke Victims Push For Chiropractor Bill - May 6, 2009
Two women who claim they suffered a stroke at the hands of their chiropractors are now pushing for change....

Chiropractor accused of sexual assault to continue practice with restrictions - May 4, 2009
An Indio chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting several patients under the guise of performing examinations is allowed to continue practicing -- with restrictions -- while his criminla case is pending, a state official said today....

Group Claims Chiropractry Gave Them Strokes - April 22, 2009
Two women have launched a billboard campaign, warning about risks associated with chiropractry. Both suffered from strokes, and believe their treatments led to their conditions....

Corte Madera chiropractor ordered to pay 2 patients more than $7,000 - April 11, 2009
Donald Harte, a Corte Madera chiropractor, has been ordered to pay two of his former patients a total of more than $7,000 after they took him to small claims court alleging he used false advertising and scare tactics....

Chiropractor charged with sexual abuse of client, 42 - April 11, 2009
A prominent Sullivan County chiropractor was arraigned Thursday on a charge he sexually abused a 42-year-old female client....

Gordon's massage licensing bill approved by House - April 11, 2009
The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a measure to relax licensing requirements for chiropractors who employ massage therapists. ...

Fraud probers seize chiropractor's files in Old Forge - April 11, 2009
Authorities on Friday seized computer records and medical files of a borough chiropractor suspected of insurance fraud....

Indio chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients - April 11, 2009
A chiropractor who practices in Indio was arrested today on suspicion of sexually assaulting patients while performing medical examinations, authorities said....

Chiropractor waives felony fraud charges - April 11, 2009
A Mountain Top chiropractor, who prosecutors say defrauded patients and insurance companies out of nearly $35,000 over five years, waived charges during a preliminary hearing Monday in Central Court....

12 charged in Orange County district attorney's fraud sting - April 11, 2009
The Orange County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday it arrested and charged 12 people in an undercover insurance over-billing scheme. Eight of the persons arrested were chiropractors, and one was an attorney. The arrests took place Monday and Tuesday....

Two patients of Corte Madera chiropractor seek refunds in small claims court - April 8, 2009
Two former patients took a Corte Madera chiropractor to small claims court Friday, alleging false advertising and scare tactics and demanding refunds....

St. Paul chiropractor convicted of sex charge - April 6, 2009
A jury found that Dr. Christopher Thaemert, 43, sexually touched employee without her consent at his St. Paul office....

Physical therapists, chiropractors square off over bill - April 6, 2009
The campus is heating up today with supporters and opponents Senate Bill 5230 descending on the Capitol. The bill sponsored by Sen. Fairely, D-Lake Forest Park, would allow physical therapists in Washington to perform spinal manipulation, which chiropractors currently perform....

St. Paul chiropractor faces criminal sexual conduct charges - April 6, 2009
He is accused of touching an employee in a sexual way without her consent during a massage. His lawyer says all he did was kiss her leg....

Kids find a new way to adjust: Chiropractors - April 3, 2009
Booth, a university professor in Portland, Ore., found that her lactation consultant and several friends also endorsed chiropractic care for kids....

Chiropractor can continue practice, but must tell patients he is going on trial for criminal sexual conduct - April 3, 2009
A chiropractor accused of inappropriate sexual behavior toward his patients can continue to practice out of his house-turned-office on 36th Street SW -- but only after revealing to his patients that he is charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct....

Parties Settle Libel Lawsuit Over Yelp Review - April 3, 2009
A San Francisco chiropractor and his former patient, Christopher Norberg, have settled a libel lawsuit arising out of a bad review that Norberg posted on Yelp. ...

Metro chiropractor gets prison for fraud - April 3, 2009
A Norcross, Ga., chiropractor was sentenced to prison late Wednesday for health-care fraud and possession with intent to distribute testosterone....

Chiropractor who helped disguise brothels gets probation - April 2, 2009
A Los Angeles man was sentenced to three years probation, with the requirement that he serve six months of home confinement, for his role in assisting an operator of brothels that posed as legitimate businesses, federal prosecutors said....

Yelp user faces lawsuit over negative review - April 2, 2009
Eric Nordskog, the attorney for chiropractor Steven Biegel, said the case comes down to whether Norberg's comments are considered statements of fact or opinions....

S.F. Yelp user faces lawsuit over review - March 26, 2009
In a case that could chill free speech online, a San Francisco chiropractor has sued a local artist over negative reviews published on Yelp, the popular Web site that rates businesses. ...

Chiropractor sentenced to prison in $12 million insurance fraud - March 26, 2009
Based in part on the cooperation of former Lower Burrell chiropractor Douglas Henderson, the U.S. attorney's office won convictions of 15 other people in a $12 million healthcare fraud scheme....

Ex-chiropractor gets 4 years in prison for billing fraud - March 26, 2009
After more than two years of delays, a federal judge Friday sentenced a former Westmoreland County chiropractor to prison for masterminding the largest health care fraud in Western Pennsylvania history. ...

Woman says chiropractor touched her inappropriately, suggested she get naked as payment - March 26, 2009
As Gregory Alan Freeman finished a chiropractic treatment of a female patient, police said he invited the woman to get naked as payment for the service. ...

Our view: Auto fraud fight must continue - March 26, 2009
Last week, automobile insurance fraud charges against a Lawrence attorney and a Haverhill chiropractor were thrown out of court...

Houston chiropractor sent to prison for money laundering - March 26, 2009
A Houston area chiropractic clinic owner has been sentenced to federal prison for money laundering. Theresa Williams, 48, laundered the proceeds of an insurance fraud scheme, according to acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson. ...

Canyon Country Chiropractor Arrested For Insurance Fraud - March 26, 2009
Canyon Country chiropractor Bassam Michael Naber, 48, was arrested this morning at his home on six felony counts of insurance fraud and creating false documents. ...

Businessman sues Upstate-based phone-book company - March 26, 2009
An Upstate chiropractor is suing the owners of the Talking Phone Book, alleging that the company destroyed thousands of phone books instead of delivering them in an effort to artificially inflate distribution numbers that determine the cost to place an ad. ...

Judge dismisses auto fraud indictments against Lawrence lawyer and Haverhill chiropractor - March 26, 2009
Lawyers for popular Lawrence attorney Socrates De La Cruz and Haverhill chiropractor Troy Wheelwright proclaimed they had been exonerated of auto insurance fraud allegations yesterday after a judge dismissed their April indictments. ...

Chiropractor accused of improper touching sanctioned - March 26, 2009
A Janesville chiropractor twice sanctioned for improper sexual contact continues to practice....

New York chiropractor arrested for insurance fraud - March 26, 2009
A New York chiropractor who allegedly continued to submit claims for treating a patient four years after he stopped treatments was arrested for insurance fraud. ...

Janesville chiropractor fined for touching a child inappropriately - March 26, 2009
A Janesville chiropractor agreed Tuesday morning to pay a fine after courts ruled he touched a child in a sexual manner. ...

25 Chiropractic Pages URLs - March 26, 2009
Chiropractors are expected to keep tabs on how many new patients their offices get each week, how many total visits the office had for the week, what were over-the-counter cash collections, etc. Keeping logs is extremely important for any business, and paying attention to what's going on with your chiropractic website, is important as well. ...

AG responds to chiropractor's claims - March 26, 2009
A South Lake Tahoe chiropractor who claims to have discovered a quick fix for a painful, incurable condition is now facing the possible loss of his license. It comes after an I-Team investigation two weeks ago. Now, his attorney is unveiling the defense he plans to use. ...

Suffolk County Chiropractor In Fraud Bust - March 26, 2009
A Suffolk County chiropractor who continued to submit claims for treating a patient four years after he stopped the treatments was arrested Thursday for insurance fraud, the New York State Insurance Department reported....

No second trial in fraud case
Chiropractor had been accused of bilking insurance
- March 26, 2009
Prosecutors announced Thursday they will not retry Wilmer Origel, a Central Valley chiropractor arrested five years ago in what was heralded at the time as Northern California's biggest medical billing insurance fraud case, topping $20 million....

Stack takes insurance class certification under advisement - March 26, 2009
Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel J. Stack has given lawyers 21 days to file supplemental pleadings after hearing arguments on whether to certify a 15-state class action. ...

Chiropractor gets two years for insurance fraud - March 26, 2009
A Morgan Hill man was convicted for defrauding insurance companies at his Los Gatos chiropractic office to the tune of a quarter-million dollars earlier this month, according to a press release from the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office. ...

Atlanta surgeon, 2 chiropractors get prison for health fraud - March 26, 2009
An orthopedic surgeon and two chiropractors were sentenced Thursday to federal prison for cheating insurance companies out of $3 million by mislabeling treatments for back pain. ...

hiropractor Bends Law and Heads to Prison - March 26, 2009
A San Diego chiropractor convicted of defrauding the government and failing to file income taxes for five years was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $80,000 in restitution. ...

Doctor's sentencing postponed - March 26, 2009
Lingering questions about how much money a local chiropractor owes to insurance carriers he overbilled pushed back the doctor's sentencing again Monday. ...

Marietta doc guilty in $3M fraud scam - March 26, 2009
Marietta, Ga., chiropractor Dr. William Stearns was found guilty Monday of 18 charges of health-care fraud and five charges of money laundering in a $3 million scam. ...

Medical fraud mistrial declared
Jury deadlocks 10-2 in favor of chiropractor facing 11 felony counts
- March 26, 2009
The criminal trial of a Central Valley chiropractor ended Friday with a hung jury, putting Wilmer Origel's fate back in the hands of prosecutors, who now have to decide if they will try him again or drop the charges. ...

Los Gatos chiropractor sentenced to two years for insurance fraud - March 26, 2009
A Los Gatos chiropractor convicted of defrauding insurance companies of more than $250,000 by overbilling them for services he didn't perform will pay an unusually steep price: two years in state prison....

Eight charged with auto insurance fraud - March 26, 2009
Investigators from an auto insurance fraud task force in Lawrence, Mass., say participants in phony crashes allegedly set up by Leo Lopez usually felt safe. ...

Former Maine chiropractor sentenced in tax case - March 26, 2009
A former Maine chiropractor is going to prison for two years for health care fraud and tax evasion. ...

Investigators raid W-B chiropractor's office - March 26, 2009
Authorities raided a city chiropractor's office Friday to seize records amid allegations he fraudulently billed patients and insurance companies for made-up visits and treatment - even on days his office was closed. ...

Allstate sues 13 Florida firms, says they staged accidents - March 26, 2009
Allstate Insurance has sued 13 Florida companies, including auto body shops, tow truck operators, chiropractic clinics and their owners and some policyholders, alleging the group staged at least 17 auto accidents and filed fraudulent claims....

Chiropractor Concerns - March 26, 2009
The New York State Education Department licenses some 48 professionals, including chiropractors. Dr.Tom Taylor of Lackawanna contacted them about the conduct of one of his colleagues...

Chiropractor Email Account Hacked - March 26, 2009
A chiropractors e-mail account was hacked early Monday morning, resulting in an emergency e-mail request for money being sent to his family, friends, colleagues, and even clients. The perpetrator requested that funds be mailed to Nigeria....

Family speaks out about controversial medical procedure - March 26, 2009
Man unresponsive after 'manipulation under anesthesia'. He's 33, a father to three, a bit heavy, with diabetes and sore legs. And now he lies unresponsive in a hospital, his brain damaged in a controversial outpatient procedure that critics say is often done needlessly and billed excessively....

Cedar Rapids chiropractor pleads not guilty to Medicaid fraud - March 24, 2009
A Cedar Rapids chiropractor pleaded not guilty today in U.S. District Court to multiple counts of mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering....

Former chiropractor faces more charges - March 24, 2009
A former chiropractor convicted of fondling his patients during office visits faces a half-dozen additional charges in the case....

Texas Law Firm Pleads Guilty to Role in Staged Accident Scheme - March 24, 2009
Trey Allen, P.C. processed personal injury cases by filing claims with insurance companies for physical injuries and medical expenses, including those for chiropractic treatment, incurred by the accident clients....

Doctor supplied drugs in fraud case
Witness says Origel covered up addiction, finances
- March 24, 2009
A doctor who admitted a prolonged addiction to narcotics testified Thursday that he was a moneymaking tool of Wilmer Origel, a chiropractor on trial in Stockton for alleged insurance fraud and the illegal use of drugs on patients....

Kennebunk chiropractor cleared of 'sexual touching' charge - March 24, 2009
Clifford Faldman, a Kennebunk chiropractor who faced a charge of unlawful sexual touching, was found not guilty after a jury trial in Alfred concluded last week....

Weeping chiropractor gets 4 months for $340,000 theft - March 24, 2009
Chiropractor Matthew Nicastro wept Tuesday as he begged a Cumberland County judge not to send him to prison for a $340,000 insurance fraud that Nicastro claimed resulted from negligent bookkeeping....

Boiling Springs chiropractor gets prison in insurance fraud case - March 24, 2009
Boiling Springs chiropractor Matthew Nicastro was sentenced this afternoon to 4 to 23 months in Cumberland County Prison on insurance fraud and theft by deception charges....

Strongsville chiropractor James Starek convicted of spying on patients as they undressed - March 24, 2009
A Strongsville chiropractor was convicted Friday of spying on female patients as they undressed in his offices....

2 acquitted in fraud case
Chiropractor, lawyer were accused of trying to cheat insurance companies
- March 24, 2009
An Indianapolis chiropractor and an attorney were acquitted of all charges early Thursday morning in an insurance fraud case....

Chiropractor wins one case; faces further censure from state - March 24, 2009
Clifford Faldman, the Kennebunk chiropractor who had been facing a charge of unlawful sexual touching, was found not guilty after a jury trial in Alfred concluded last week....

David Singer Enterprises and Standard Process® Fight for Insurance Reimbursement - March 24, 2009
Dr. David Singer of David Singer Enterprises and Standard Process® Vitamins unite to fight for better insurance reimbursement. Dr. Singer is donating all fees from his live two-hour training teleconferences to the National Chiropractor Legal Action Fund (NCLAF)....

MedBack co-owner sentenced for perjury
Temperance man gets 10-month term
- March 24, 2009
The second of two brothers serving prison time for their roles in a $4.8 million money-laundering and health-care fraud scheme has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Toledo after being found guilty of perjury....

New IRC Study Documents Role of Chiropractors in Minnesota's No-Fault Auto Insurance System - March 24, 2009
Chiropractors now account for a greater share of total provider charges in Minnesota's no-fault insurance system than all other types of treating providers combined....

Peabody chiropractor pleads guilty to molesting patients - March 24, 2009
A 54-year-old Peabody chiropractor pleaded guilty Thursday to molesting four female clients in separate incidents at his Revere clinic earlier this year....

Chiropractor survived 9-11, but insurance fight is breaking his back - March 24, 2009
A chiropractor from Princeton disabled by falling debris after the 9-11 attack on New York is suing his insurance company for fighting his claim for years, then changing its mind after he spent $85,000 on a lawyer....

Chiropractor to re-open practice following suspension; more charges pending - March 24, 2009
A Kennebunk chiropractor whose license was suspended following charges of sexual misconduct with patients, plans to reopen his office as soon as possible, his lawyer said last week....

Kennebunk chiropractor faces additional charges - March 24, 2009
Chiropractor Clifford L. Faldman's license to practice was reactivated on August 27 following 210 days of suspension stemming from charges of inappropriately touching patients....

Detelich: Judge erred in fraud case - March 24, 2009
A former local chiropractor said a federal judge violated his due process rights by making him prove that he withdrew from a scheme to defraud a health insurance company....

Three more guilty in Pittsburgh fraud case - March 24, 2009
Three more Alle-Kiski Valley people are pleading guilty in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving 16 people to defraud Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield....

Former Pennsylvania chiropractor charged for alleged role in staged bus accident claims - March 24, 2009
A former Bucks County, Pa., chiropractor has been linked to fraudulent injury claims submitted after two staged bus crashes in Philadelphia....

Arrest warrant issued for man who hid camera in massage room - March 3, 2008
PORTSMOUTH - A maintenance man who was court-ordered to undergo a sex offender evaluation, after pleading guilty to hiding a video camera in a Newington chiropractic massage room, did not have the evaluation, then failed to appear in court Monday for breaching that bail condition, police allege....

Billing practices result in arrest - December 29, 2007
A six-month investigation into the billing practices of a Midland chiropractor has resulted in criminal charges....

Judgments against New Jersey Chiropractic Clinics, Owners and Doctors Brings Liberty Mutual's 2001 Auto Insurance Fraud Lawsuit to a Close - December 29, 2007
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A lawsuit against an intricate auto insurance fraud network uncovered by Liberty Mutual investigators in the late 1990s came to a costly end last week for the owners of two now-defunct New Jersey chiropractic and rehabilitation clinics....

Federal grand jury indicts physician, chiropractor - December 29, 2007
A Savannah physician and a chiropractor have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Savannah on charges of conspiring to defraud Medicare and Medicaid....

Investigative Report: Remade board treads gently
State chiropractors' overseer is light on discipline, big on license leniency
- December 29, 2007
In this two-part report, we take a closer look at the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Stocked with a roster of the governor's appointees, the new state Board of Chiropractic Examiners has been slower to yank licenses and quicker to soften previous sanctions....

Doctor Indicted in Verizon Billing Scam - December 29, 2007
NEW YORK - A physician whose wife vanished and was later found dead in the East River was arraigned Thursday on charges of running a "medical mill" that cheated the Verizon Communications Inc. health plan by fraudulent billing....

Man Convicted for Automobile Insurance Fraud, Reports U.S. Attorney - December 29, 2007
BOSTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal trial jury today convicted a Shrewsbury man of mail fraud, health care fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, in connection with false billings to automobile insurance companies for medical tests....

Chiropractor charged with Medicaid fraud - December 28, 2007
HARRISBURG - The state Attorney General's Office charged a Bartonsville chiropractor with money-laundering and medication fraud Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal pain killer prescriptions in Luzerne County....

Chiropractor, Clinic Owner and Doctor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud Reports U.S. Attorney - December 28, 2007
BOSTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Three men from Gloucester, Newton and Marblehead were sentenced late yesterday in federal court on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, and money laundering....

Newport News chiropractor charged with health care fraud
The U.S. attorney's office says a Newport News chiropractor submitted fraudulent bills
- December 28, 2007
NEWPORT NEWS - - The U.S. attorney's office has charged a Newport News chiropractor with health care fraud, saying he intentionally billed health management companies for services he never performed....

Electronic Medical Billing Software and Service Compliance in Physical Therapy Office - December 15, 2007
According to BillingWiki, thirteen articles and news items were published on the topic of medical billing fraud, during May of 2006. An environment of high volume of patient encounters creates thousands of possibilities to deviate from normal distribution of services and trigger an audit. Real time analysis requires powerful technology infrastructure and competent legal coverage. Such infrastructure must handle all compliance aspects together, which necessitates modern Vericle-type integrative approach, combining billing, monitoring, and medical record management components in a single and comprehensive system....

Bakersfield clinic operator charged with insurance fraud - December 3, 2007
Three members of a Bakersfield family have been charged with insurance fraud, according to the state insurance commissioner's office....

Newport News chiropractor charged with health care fraud - December 3, 2007
The U.S. attorney's office has charged a Newport News chiropractor with health care fraud, saying he intentionally billed health management companies for services he never performed....

Monroe county chiropractor arrested on money laundering and Medicaid fraud charges - November 23, 2007
A Monroe County Chiropractor was arrested Thursday on money laundering and Medicaid fraud charges in connection with an ongoing investigation into the illegal prescription of painkillers in the Wilkes-Barre area, Attorney General Tom Corbett said Thursday....