Chesapeake Wound Care Center

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January 12, 2012
Gambrills , MD
United States
Maryland US
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A podiatrist licensed in the state of Maryland operated a podiatry practice called Chesapeake Wound Care Center from his home.  Between April 1, 2002 and October 11, 2004, he submitted 80 fraudulent claims to Medicare for podiatry services that had not been performed at nursing facilities.  The podiatrist signed a Settlement Agreement with the government on October 30, 2007 after being caught, but then fraudulently billed Medicare advantage plans between October 31, 2007 and July 20, 2010.  The podiatrist admitted to submitting false bills for podiatry care by misusing the names and personal information of about 200 nursing home patients. He was subsequently charged with health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced to 54 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,122,992.08  in restitution for the fraudulent billing of Medicare.