Corporate Compliance

Clinic owner received over $1M for fraudulent hyperbaric chamber services

Compliance Monitor, April 15, 2009

On April 7, Chaunsay Beckwith, owner and operator of International Alternative Medicine Inc., pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) release.
 
According to the DOJ, Beckwith, who does not hold any type of medical license, submitted more than $1.5 million worth of claims to Medicare and private insurance companies for hyperbaric chamber treatments. Those claims contained false diagnosis codes that allowed Beckwith to fraudulently receive approximately $1 million in reimbursement.

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