Florissant Chiropractic Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Heath Care Fraud Charges
ST. LOUIS, MO—Malik Muhammed pled guilty to making three false statements to automobile insurance companies about providing medical services to patients when his clinic was actually closed.
According to the plea agreement, Muhammed owned and operated the Your Accident and Injury Clinic (YAIC) located at 7320 Florissant Road in St. Louis County. Typically, he hired one chiropractor at a time to service all of YAIC’s patients. The clinic’s chiropractor worked part time, usually every Tuesday and Thursday. Muhammed repeatedly billed automobile insurance companies for treatments and procedures provided to patients at his clinic when, in reality, no licensed health care provider was present, including multiple bills for services occurring on Sundays when the clinic was closed.
Muhammed, 50, Florissant, MO, pled guilty to three felony counts of making false statements relating to health care matters before United States District Judge John A. Ross. Sentencing has been set for January 8, 2015.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.