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Prison Sentence Handed Down in Scheme to Claiming to Reduce Falls: A chiropractor has been sentenced to approximately four years in prison and is to repay over $2.2 million for a scheme in which is sold orthotic boots to nursing home residents as a part of a so-called “Fall Prevention Program”. The Missouri man claimed that the boots would reduce falls by 20%, but the heavy boots were often found to be a cause of falls and ulcers in residents’ ankles. Each of the 600 pairs of boots sold over a five-year period cost Medicare between $2,400 and $2,600. For more information, visit

http://www.mcknights.com/news/chiropractor-sentenced-to-prison-in-snf-fall-reducing-boot-scheme/article/481005/?DCMP=EMC-MCK_Daily&spMailingID=13886384&spUserID=MTM2NDA4NTY3MTQ4S0&spJobID=740262139&spReportId=NzQwMjYyMTM5S0 and http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-county-chiropractor-gets-years-for-health-care-fraud/article_ea414319-f3c5-556a-a8f3-8aed8c43f8ea.html

 

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