11th Circ. Demands Jail Time For Doc In $3M Fraud Case

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A Georgia chiropractor should get jail time for a $3 million insurance fraud scheme, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Friday, finding that a lower court's sentence of time served was too lenient and would not deter others from committing health care fraud.

The chiropractor, Rick Kuhlman, pled guilty in March 2011 to billing health insurance companies for services he never performed. He stole about $2.9 million from Aetna Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield and United HealthCare Services Inc., according to prosecutors.

Although prosecutors asked for a three-year...
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