Clinic Owner Gets 20 Months For $3.6M BCBS Fraud

An owner of a group of clinics in the Chicago suburbs was sentenced to 20 months in prison Tuesday in Illinois federal court after admitting he defrauded Blue Cross Blue Shield by sending approximately $3.6 million in bills for unnecessary patient care or services that were never provided.

Steven Paul, one of the owners of six medical clinics that provided chiropractic, medical and physical therapy services, pled guilty to one count of health care fraud as part of a nearly decadelong scheme.

Paul was indicted in...

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