By Nick Gale, WLS-AM News
(CHICAGO) A Chicago chiropractor with a clinic in the West Lawn neighborhood has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly submitting at least $10 million in bogus claims to Medicare and private insurers.
Federal prosecutors say Henry Posada submitted the fraudulent claims for purported physical therapy and chiropractic services that were never provided. In some instances, they say Posada was out of the state on the dates he claimed to have provided chiropractic services, while other times he used his patients’ names without their knowledge to create wholly fictitious claim forms.
The indictment says from 2008 to 2016, Posada submitted at least $10 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and private insurers, causing those programs to pay at least $5.1 million to Posada and his clinic, Spine Clinics of America S.C., which does business as Associated Back Care and Rehabilitation. The clinic is located in the 4300 block of West 63rd Street in Chicago.
The indictment seeks forfeiture of the $5.1 million, as well as $850,000 in cashier checks, a 2013 Lexus, and property in Watseka, Ill.
Health care fraud is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Posada, who resides in Clarendon Hills, is charged with 18 counts of health care fraud. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment this week.
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