The DOJ announced that Dr. William Lawrence Siefert and Dr. Timothy Ehn were sentenced to prison for their roles in a fraudulent urine drug testing scheme. The two doctors were found guilty of health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Dr. Ehn is a chiropractor who owned Northern Kentucky Center for Pain Relief, a pain clinic in Kentucky, and Dr. Siefert was employed by the clinic as a medical director.  According to evidence presented at trial, Dr. Siefert and Dr. Ehn administered and billed for urine drug tests because of lucrative reimbursements. Dr. Siefert and Dr. Ehn continued billing for unnecessary urine tests even after their drug testing machine malfunctioned. As such, patients underwent medically unnecessary testing and received false positives for street drugs. The duo was found to have defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance companies for over $4 million.

Chilivis attorneys previously wrote about Dr. Ehn and Dr. Siefert when they were initially convicted. The doctors were indicted on additional health care fraud charges and charges of illegally prescribing opioids. Dr. Ehn was sentenced to two years and six months in prison and Dr. Siefert was sentenced to one year and six months in prison. Dr. Ehn and Dr. Siefert were also ordered to pay $3,773,569.30 and $1,968,763.10 in restitution, respectively. 

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