Chiropractor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison


Joserodel Zavala Candelario was sentenced in federal court to 36 months for his participation in two huge health care fraud schemes and for concealing income he received from those schemes. Prosecutors say he and his co-conspirators told patients that his business offered an “integrated” approach to wellness to convince them to accept physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and diagnostic services at RISE Wellness. He pushed his staff to conduct diagnostic tests on every patient, regardless of medical necessity, to increase billing and payment; he also demanded that staff meet quotas for diagnostic tests and recommendations for durable medical equipment (DME), massages, and other services, regardless of whether patients needed the items and services. Read a Department of Justice press release.




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