Friday, January 11, 2008

More FRAUD!....what a surprise!!

Health care fraud charge yields guilty plea in Washington County
By The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Washington County man pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in an insurance scheme headed by a former chiropractor in Westmoreland County.
John Slimick, 49, of New Eagle pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud for cooperating with Douglas Henderson, the former owner of Burrell Chiropractic Clinic and Henderson Automotive in Lower Burrell.

From January 1996 through December 2002, Slimick was paid $20,390.79 for helping Henderson submit false claims to Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield worth $156,058.63 in his name. Prosecutors say Henderson paid kickbacks to at least 16 people who submitted more than $7 million in bogus claims to Highmark.

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