Mechanicsburg doctor sentenced to 15 months in prison
A Mechanicsburg doctor is sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for health care fraud and pension fraud.
Timothy Clark, the owner of Central Pennsylvania Pulmonary Associates (“CPPA”) and Sleep Disorder Centers of Central Pennsylvania, was also ordered to pay restitution of $130,535.05 and forfeiture of $105,518.46.
Clark pleaded guilty to two indictments on April 22, 2013. In June 2012, Clark was indicted on charges that from July 2010 through December 2011, he withheld employee 401(k) contributions and failed to deposit the withheld funds into the employees’ 401(k) plan.
Clark’s employees lost about $25,000.
Clark, who provided critical care services to patients of Holy Spirit Hospital, was also indicted on charges that from December 2007 through September 2008, he
intentionally inflated the amount of time the health care providers he employed spent with each patient, thereby fraudulently inflating the claims he submitted to Medicare,
Highmark, Inc. and Capital Blue Cross.