August 21, 2020
A Georgia-based chiropractor and her medical practice have been ordered to pay more than $5 million
for violating the False Claims Act. The government alleged that Dr. Jennifer Heller, D.C.
caused Medicare to pay $1.4 million more than it would have had it known that hundreds of Heller’s charges for a surgical neurostimulator procedure were in actuality for acupuncture devices, which are not covered by Medicare, and which do not require surgery. To resolve the charges, Heller Family Medicine, LLC
will have to pay $4.3 million, while Heller herself will have to pay $700,000. USAO SDGA