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Suburban Chiropractor Indicted on Fraud Charges for Allegedly Billing Private Insurers for Nonexistent Treatment

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Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A south suburban chiropractor has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly submitting reimbursement claims to private insurers for nonexistent treatment.

JOHN KOSLOSKI operated his own practice, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Rehab, also known as Diagnostic & Therapeutic Rehab Services, in Dolton.  From 2011 to 2018, Kosloski submitted fraudulent claims to private insurers for chiropractic services that were not rendered, the indictment states.  At least five individuals purported to be Kosloski’s patients and allowed their personal identifying information and their family members’ information to be cited by Kosloski in the fraudulent claims, according to the indictment.  After Kosloski received money from the private insurers, he would pay the co-schemers via envelopes of cash, the indictment states.

The indictment charges Kosloski, 55, of Beecher, with six counts of health care fraud.  He pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment before U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer.

The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Jeffrey S. Sallet, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Inspector General Kevin H. Winters of the Amtrak Office of Inspector General.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Greening.

Each count of health care fraud is punishable by up to ten years in prison.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The public is reminded that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

This is from a release from the United States Department of Justice.