Clinic owner admits to issuing false fed med cards
Posted May 11, 2017
In late April, a Missouri man was charged and pleaded guilty to making false statements and health-care fraud. He is both owner and president of a clinic in Independence, Missouri, that provided medical services to commercial drivers. Services included both DOT drug tests and driver physical examinations.
The defendant was not a licensed medical practitioner, making him personally ineligible to perform driver medical examinations as prescribed in Part 391. The defendant falsified medical examination reports and medical examiner’s certificates by signing the forms using the identify of an actual licensed chiropractor without consent. At least 65 commercial truck drivers were affected by the fraud.
The clinic, also under the defendant’s direction, falsely represented that a licensed physician had properly completed the medical examinations of 53 military veterans, costing the Department of Veterans Affairs over $39,000. The Court alleges he was completely aware of the fact that both the medical consultant and chiropractor who performed the examinations of the veterans were unqualified, which invalidated the exams.
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