Local doctor accused of healthcare fraud

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:05pm

A local doctor has been charged with healthcare fraud.
Michael Keith Johnsey the owner of Acadiana Doctors Of Chiropractic in Lafayette pleaded guilty to three counts of healthcare fraud.
According to plea documents the 46 year old was treating patients but was billing health insurers for treatment that was not even being performed which was something he did for 2 years.

It cost Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana more than 176,000 dollars in fraudulent claims.
Now he faces a term of imprisonment of no more than ten years, a fine of no more than 250,000 and a term of supervised release of no more than three years.
His sentencing is set for for January.


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