Chiropractor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud Scheme
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 17, 2011|
PHILADELPHIA—Dr. Neil H. Hollander, 55, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for health care fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements in a health care matter, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Hollander, who maintained a chiropractic office at the Hollander Chiropractic Center in Philadelphia, billed Independence Blue Cross (“IBC”) approximately $ 914,503.19 for chiropractic treatments that he had not actually rendered to the insured patients. IBC paid approximately $304,096.28. In 2005, when IBC requested patient files from Hollander, Hollander created false documents to submit to IBC in an effort to justify the fraudulent billings that had been submitted. Hollander pleaded guilty to the charges on June 10, 2010.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Petrese Tucker ordered Hollander to pay restitution in the amount of $304,096.28 and to serve three years’ supervised release upon completion of the prison term. Hollander was ordered to begin serving his sentence on April 28, 2011.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily McKillip.