Chicago Doctor Convicted on Charges of Billing Insurers for Nonexistent Treatment

A sovereign jury has convicted a Chicago alloy on rascal charges for billing word companies for supposed chiropractic manipulations that were never performed, a U.S. Attorney’s Office for a Northern District of Illinois reported.

Dr. Paul Madison, an anesthesiologist and pain supervision specialist, owned Watertower SurgiCenter LLC, an outpatient surgical core on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office reported that from 2005 to 2009, underneath Dr. Madison’s direction, Watertower’s billing staff submitted fake bills to insurers for manipulation-under-anesthesia of physique tools that chiropractors during Watertower had not indeed performed.

Dr. Madison and others falsified studious annals to support a fake health word explain forms and submitted a claims to patients’ word companies for payment. Evidence during hearing suggested that Dr. Madison sheltered Watertower’s fake billing by formulating fake medical and billing records. In during slightest dual instances, Dr. Madison enclosed in a fake billings a names, addresses and dates of birth of patients but their knowledge.

The jury in sovereign justice in Chicago convicted Dr. Madison, 65, of Chicago, on all 11 depends opposite him. The self-assurance includes 6 depends of health caring fraud, 3 depends of creation fake statements in tie with a smoothness of health caring services, and dual depends of aggravated temperament theft. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr., set sentencing for Mar 25, 2019.

Each count of health caring rascal is punishable by a limit judgment of 10 years in prison, while a fake matter depends any lift a limit chastisement of 5 years. Each aggravated temperament burglary count carries a imperative uninterrupted judgment of dual years. The Court contingency levy a reasonable judgment underneath sovereign principle and a advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The outcome was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for a Northern District of Illinois; Jeffrey S. Sallet, Special Agent-in-Charge of a Chicago bureau of a Federal Bureau of Investigation; and James Vanderberg, Special Agent-in-Charge of a U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General in Chicago. The supervision is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward G. Kohler and Jennie Levin.

Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office