$1 Million Settlement over a False Claims Act Allegations against Natural Way Chiropractic Center.
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/05/2017 -- The Whistleblower Institute announces that Brian Schnitta and his clinic, Natural Way Chiropractic Center P.A. submitted false claims to Medicare for treating patients with peripheral neuropathy.
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According to the government, allegedly from July 1, 2011 through May 31, 2013, Schnitta and the clinic claimed they provided treatments for peripheral neuropathy and charged Medicare for several procedures that were not medically necessary or not otherwise covered by the program. The claimed procedures included nerve conduction tests, nerve block injections, and ultrasound needle guidance. Peripheral neuropathy affects nerves in the hands and feet and includes symptoms such loss of sensation and/or a burning sensation.
"Medicare is designed to ensure that this country's elderly have access to vital health care services," U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. "This office will continue efforts to protect the program and beneficiaries from providers that submit false claims for personal gain."
Reportedly, Brian Schnitta, and Natural Way Chiropractic Center, agreed to pay $1,038,903 to the U.S. government. Schnitta and Natural Way agreed to the settlement while maintaining that they were not guilty of any wrongdoing.
Natural Way Chiropractic offers adult, pediatric, geriatric and prenatal chiropractic. Dr. Brian Schnitta is the founder and owner of Natural Way Chiropractic Centers.
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