Florissant Chiropractic Clinic Owner Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges
ST. LOUIS, MO—MALIK MUHAMMED was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment, a restitution award of $153,101 payable to three automobile insurance companies and a $10,000 fine, for making three false statements to insurance companies about providing medical services to patients when no chiropractor was working at the clinic or the clinic was actually closed.
According to the court documents, 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 entire clinic was closed.
Muhammed, Florissant, MO, pled guilty to three felony counts of making false statements relating to health care matters last September. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge John A. Ross.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.