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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:14 AM

Johnson County Chiropractors Settle Medicare Fraud Charges Over Neuropathy Treatments

Two Johnson County chiropractors accused by the federal government of defrauding Medicare have settled the case for $350,000.

The payment ends a civil lawsuit alleging that Ryan Schell and Tyler Schell, who are brothers, billed Medicare for peripheral neuropathy treatments not covered by the program or for treatments they did not provide at all.

Peripheral neuropathy, which is often caused by diabetes, is a condition that causes burning, stabbing or tingling pain, usually in the hands and feet.

The brothers operated Kansas City Health & Wellness Clinic in Lenexa, Kansas, which is now closed. As part of the settlement agreement, the Schells and their clinic denied wrongdoing.

Read more: https://www.kcur.org/post/johnson-county-chiropractors-settle-medicare-fraud-charges-over-neuropathy-treatments

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