A chiropractor pleaded guilty Monday to health care fraud for billing an insurance company for acupuncture services never performed.
Peter Adamczak, 65, a Huntington resident with an office in East Meadow, admitted to submitting more than $1 million in fraudulent claims. Adamczak was not licensed to perform acupuncture, but claimed that the services were rendered by an unaffiliated acupuncturist who leased office space from him. Neither the acupuncturist nor Adamczak performed the services.
Based on Adamczak’s fraudulent claims, the private insurance company paid approximately $994,838.16 in reimbursements to its beneficiaries who, in turn, delivered the payments to Adamczak.
The proceeding was held before United States Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Lindsay.