A chiropractic specialist who practiced in Bethlehem Township pleaded guilty Wednesday to perpetrating a$236,000 health care fraud scheme.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office, 53-year-old Nicholas Bufanio of Hellertown billed insurance companies for $236,000 worth of services he didn't provide. He routinely submitted claims for patients who stopped working to stand for appointments and sent claims for days when he was not in the office, the release states.
From November 2017 until December 2018, Bufanio was convalescing at home however submitted fake claims to health insurance companies pretending that he was keeping typical office hours and rendering chiropractic treatment, the release says.
” Physicians and other doctor who fraudulently costs insurance companies are thieves– they steal from both the business and the truthful customers,” stated U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain in the news release.
Bufanio pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of health care fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph F. Leeson, Jr. He's a doctor of chiropractic medication and has actually run Community Chiropractic, Inc. in Bethlehem Township given that at least 2011.
The case was examined 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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