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Sep 11, 2009 at 10:59pm QuotePost Options Post by formerca on Sep 11, 2009 at 10:59pm
I am a former CA. I was shocked to see the abuse of power by the DC I worked for, and his complete disregard for the laws governing the practice. I personally witnessed fraud, deceptive practices, and the use of scare tactics to get patients to sign yearly contracts for excessive visits. In some cases he would even renew the contracts before the year ended because he went over 80 visits in one calendar year. I filed a complaint with the board and they have determined that they cannot handle this case with non-disciplinary actions and are now putting a formal interview on the agenda. They have even added several other charges to my complaint based on the quality of the x-rays, the billing practices, and the record keeping. Maybe it will save some patients from encountering the predatory practices of this clinic, and make the doctor stop telling patients they can die from subluxation degeneration.
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Sep 11, 2009 at 11:13pm QuotePost Options Post by docm on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:13pm
i would bet money that the CA chiro board will not do anything. they are a bunch of losers, all they care about is their paycheck at the end of the month. if they would do their job, 90% of CA chiros would lose their licenses.
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Sep 11, 2009 at 11:26pm QuotePost Options Post by formerca on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:26pm
I had thought that they would just dimiss the complaint or do some non disciplinary action, but they seem to be very intent on moving forward I attended the informal interview and they seemed to really want to make an example out of this guy. I don't know what I would like to see happen from all this, but I felt an ethical obligation to come forward. I am not in the state of California but one of its neighbors, and the board here has a reputation for being too hard on DCs (from what I have heard). I hope they do something.
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Dec 22, 2009 at 2:56pm QuotePost Options Post by formerca on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:56pm
So after the long investigation. The board has found that they do not have jurisdiction over some matters and that the DC has violated federal laws. They have issued non disciplinary advisory letters but have handed down no real consequences for things that the DC admitted to in the meetings with the board. So I quit my job and spent hours preparing my complaint with evidence of crimes committed by my employer and waited a year for the investigation and bam a slap on the wrist.
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May 17, 2010 at 11:27pm QuotePost Options Post by formerca on May 17, 2010 at 11:27pm
So to anyone who is interested.... I have filed a complaint with the EEOC, the atty generals office, the department of health and human services, and I have contacted all of the major insurance companies and reported the fraud as well as the office of the inspector general for medicare fraud. I also contacted the FBI about the insurance fraud scam going on at their multiple chiropractic offices. I have heard back from the dept of HHS and they are launching an investigation, the EEOC still has an ongoing investigation with a joint investigation being conducted with the atty gen. office. I just got a letter from the attorney generals office stating I have a right to sue, and I am expecting one from the EEOC. Anyone know a good lawyer? I am considering filing a complaint with the ombudsman against the chiro board. They actually told me that since the D.C. had quit doing the things in my complaint(that he admitted) they weren't going to pursue him. Doesn't every crooked DC change his practices after a complaint is filed? Isn't the regulatory board responsible for enforcing the rules?
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May 18, 2010 at 12:39pm QuotePost Options Post by Copernicus DC on May 18, 2010 at 12:39pm
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