Chiropractor Fraud Cases
FORMER NORTH JERSEY CHIROPRACTOR SENTENCED FOR TREATING PATIENTS WITHOUT A LICENSE & BILLING INSURANCE COMPANIES NEARLY $100,000Submitted by Robin Mathias on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 11:06am. Chiropractor Fraud Cases | Fraud Cases
TRENTON - Division of Criminal Justice Director Vaughn L. McKoy announced that a former North Jersey chiropractor was sentenced for practicing chiroprac
As part of a no contest plea to one count of fraud, Wisconsin chirpractor Barbera Bergman will give up her license number and Medicaid number. She was sentenced to 18 months probation on August 20, 2004. She’ll also be required to pay a $1,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service.
Dr. Tony D. Hjelle, Bergman’s employer, fired Bergman after he noticed that she had altered patient records. He believes she upcoded hundreds of claims before and after he purchased her business.
According the complaint filed by the Wisconsin Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), Bergman billed Medicaid for services she did not provide.
Michael Baer pled guilty to submitting over $20,000 in fraudulent insurance claims and for using “runners” to bring in patients. Between May and November 2000 Baer submitted claims to Parkway Insurance Company and Hanover Insurance Company for services that they did not provide. He also admitted to hiring runners who bring in patients so a medical provider can bill their insurance.