A chiropractic practitioner who practiced in Bethlehem Township pleaded guilty Wednesday to perpetrating a$236,000 healthcare scams scheme.
According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office, 53-year-old Nicholas Bufanio of Hellertown billed insurer for $236,000 worth of services he didn't supply. He routinely submitted claims for clients who stopped working to stand for appointments and submitted claims for days when he was not in the workplace, the release says.
From November 2017 up until December 2018, Bufanio was convalescing in your home but sent bogus claims to health insurers pretending that he was keeping regular workplace hours and rendering chiropractic treatment, the release states.
” Physicians and other doctor who fraudulently bill insurer are burglars– they take from both the companies and the honest subscribers,” stated U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain in the news release.
Bufanio pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of health care fraud prior to U.S. District Court Judge Joseph F. Leeson, Jr. He's a doctor of chiropractic medicine and has actually operated Community Chiropractic, Inc. in Bethlehem Township considering that a minimum of 2011.
The case was investigated by U.S. Department of Labor-Employee Benefits Security Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Beth Leahy.
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