Chiropractor sentenced in tax evasion scheme and health care fraud
PROVIDENCE, R.i (WLNE) – A Chiropractor from Providence was sentenced to three years probation, including the first six months in home confinement; to perform 900 hours of community service, and pay a $25,000 fine on Wednesday.
51-year-old Eugene Kramer, of New England Spine and Disk Center, admitted to the court that he fraudulently billed a patient who did not attend treatment for days and falsifying medical notes to support a nonexistent personal injury claim.
The scheme took placed from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.
During that time, Kramer provided invoices for treatment to an attorney, who then provided those invoices to an auto insurance company to support a patient’s bodily harm claim.
Kramer created falsified medical notes and documentation to bolster the claim.
An individual who was electronically monitored by the FBI visited Kramer’s office on 15 occasions for treatment, under saying they had been involved in an auto accident.
According to the DOJ, little to no treatment was provided and few notes were taken, and at no time was a treatment plan discussed.
This person was emailed a request for monetary settlement in connection with a supposed injury claim to an insurance company, among other things, reimbursement for chiropractic services.
At the time of Kramer’s plea, he admitted that he failed to report a portion of his personal income for 2015-2017.
He subsequently owed the IRS $66,914.
Kramer pleaded guilty to one count each of health care fraud and filing a false tax return.