A Chicago chiropractor has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly submitting at least $10 million in non-existent treatments and claims to Medicare and private insurers.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said in a news release that Henry Posada, 54, submitted the claims for physical therapy and chiropractic services that never happened. From 2008 to 2016, Posada submitted at least $10 million in fraudulent claims. About $5.1 million was paid to his clinic, Spine Clinics of America S.C., which focuses on chiropractic care and rehabilitation.
According to the indictment, during the dates he claimed to have provided the chiropractic services, Posada was out of the state. In other instances, he used his patients’ names without their knowledge or permission to create fictitious claim forms.
Posada was charged with 18 counts of health care fraud. His indictment seeks forfeiture of the $5.1 million, $850,000 in cashier checks, a car and a property owned by Posada. Health care fraud is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Posada could not be reached for comment.
Posada pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. A status hearing is scheduled for May 30, 2017.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.