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January 20, 2015

Bogalusa Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DAVID LEE KILLEN, age 43, a resident of Covington, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for health care fraud. KILLENadmitted to fraudulently billing health care insurance plans for chiropractic and other services that were not rendered or were otherwise unauthorized.

According to court documents, KILLEN was a chiropractor who owned and operated Back on Track Clinic, LLC in Bogalusa. KILLEN billed insurers for chiropractic services, back braces, and X-rays that he did not provide. KILLEN also billed insurers for an expensive allergy test, the antigen leukocyte antibody test, otherwise known as an “ALCAT.” KILLEN either did not render the ALCATs or used it to incentivize his patients, bartering for reductions in co-payments or erasing co-payment balances if the patient would agree to the test. KILLEN also fraudulently billed insurers for services using physician provider numbers without authorization, or on days when the physicians were not working in his clinic.

KILLEN faces a maximum term of 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for April 29, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Inspector General for investigating this matter. Special Assistant United States Attorney Juliana A. Etland is in charge of the prosecution.

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