Former Waldo chiropractor pleads guilty

A former Waldo chiropractor pleaded guilty Tuesday related to a Medicare fraud scheme.

Michael Kelly Miller, 59, of Temple Terrace, Fla., pleaded guilty in federal court in Kansas City to one count of health care fraud.

Under plea terms, he will be sentenced later to from 15 to 21 months in prison, federal prosecutors said in a press release.

Also from the release:

Miller was the owner of Brookside Health Services, which from February 2009 to December 2001 did business as Waldo Rehabilitation Health & Wellness, 7337 Broadway.

At his plea, he admitted submitting claims to Medicare for nerve block injections that were fraudulent because they were not medically indicated and necessary per Medicare coverage guidelines.

Starting in 2009, the clinic shifted from mainly chiropractic work “to purportedly diagnosing and treating neuropathy.”

Miller estimated that Medicare’s loss related to the nerve block injections was more than $1 million but less than $2.5 million.

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage from diabetes with no medically recognized cure.

Miller must also pay $879,582 in restitution.

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