Former Bogalusa doc sentenced
Published 9:42 am Friday, August 21, 2015
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced on Aug. 13 that David Lee Killen, age 44, a resident of Covington and a former Bogalusa chiropractor, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to health care fraud.
U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced Killen to 44 months’ imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.
Killen is currently in state custody serving 60 months on charges of domestic abuse battery involving strangulation. Judge Vance ordered that all but 24 months of the federal sentence be served concurrently with the state sentence. The court ordered restitution in the amount of $183,674.14 to five different insurance companies.
According to court documents, Killen owned and operated Back on Track Clinic LLC, a chiropractic clinic in Bogalusa. Killen billed insurers for chiropractic services, back braces and X-rays that he did not provide. Killen also billed insurers for expensive allergy tests, the antigen leukocyte antibody test, otherwise known as an “ALCAT.” Killen either did not render the ALCATs or used it to incentivize his patients, bartering for reduction in co-payments or erasing co-payment balances if the patient would agree to the test.
Killen also fraudulently billed insurers for services using physician provider numbers without authorization or on days when the physicians were not working in his clinic.
Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrice Harris Sullivan.