Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Joplin doctor who committed health care fraud placed on probation

A Joplin physician who received $146,026 through Medicare and Medicaid due to fraudulent filings will have to pay back every cent, but will not spend any time in prison.

Heather Stelling, who pleaded guilty in December was sentenced this morning in U S. District Court in Springfield.

Stelling, owner of Stelling Pain Management, received reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid for work done during a time in which she was suspended from practice for not paying Missouri state taxes.

Though the state revenue office later issued her a notice of compliance and indicated her license had been suspended erroneously, Stelling had falsified records to indicate the services she was being reimbursed for did not occur during her suspension. Records of approximately two dozen patients were involved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She deserves jail time just like the rest of us minions would get. Different consequences for the special people as usual.