Chiropractor pleads guilty in health care fraud case

TOPEKA, Kansas – A Wichita chiropractor pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding health care insurers of more than $1.3 million.

Jeffrey D. Fenn, 33, Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of tax evasion.

In his plea, he admitted that from March 2011 to October 2013 he executed a health care fraud scheme through his businesses, including Wichita Health and Wellness, Fenn Chiropractic, P.A. and Wichita Pain Associates, P.A. Fenn submitted false claims to Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas and Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc., and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 20. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of five years in federal prison and restitution totaling more than $1.8 million.

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