Physician Practice

Doubts emerging in chiropractor arrangements

Physician Practice Perspective, August 21, 2002

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Feds watching ‘personal injury protection mills,’ attorneys sayA neurologist blew the whistle on a Denver chiropractor last year in a case that illustrates the fragile nature of chiropractor and physician practice relationships.A jury found chiropractor Thomas Lawrence guilty this spring of robbing Medicare of more than $200,000 for nonexistent and uncovered treatments. Lawrence’s punishment: 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Neither Lawrence nor his attorney would comment. Lawrence submitted false claims from a clinic he owned called Biological Medical Center.

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