Pennsylvania Doctor Involved in Health Care Fraud Scheme Gets Prison Time

A doctor is headed to prison for his role in what authorities say was a complex scam by an addiction treatment firm to make millions of dollars by fraudulently billing insurance companies.

Domenick Braccia was sentenced Friday to just over three years in federal prison. The 58-year-old Hatfield man had pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in May.

Besides his 37-month sentence, Braccia must also serve 150 hours of community service and pay restitution of just under $2.5 million.

Prosecutors say Braccia was the so-called "medical director" at three of Liberation Way's locations in Pennsylvania. He admitted to signing blank prescription forms and patient orders, vouching for the medical necessity of testing for patients he never treated and writing prescriptions for patients he never saw.

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