N.J. Chiropractor Steals from the Blues

aroundtheworldA Matawan, N.J., chiropractor was indicted for allegedly stealing more than $13,000 by submitting numerous fraudulent claims to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Charles Boas, 64, was charged with 60 counts of second-degree health care claims fraud and one count of third-degree theft by deception, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
Between Oct. 9, 2006 and Aug. 13, 2009, Boas, who worked as a chiropractor in Bayonne, N.J., alleged submitted 60 fraudulent claims to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield for chiropractic services that he did not perform.
An investigation by the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor determined that Boas allegedly made false statements and submitted false claims and that he allegedly requested that his patients identify family members and then he submitted fraudulent claims for purportedly treating those family members.
He allegedly received $13,626 from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to which he was not entitled.

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