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Clinic Owner Given 5 Years Probation for Invalid Trucker Medical Exams

August 29, 2017

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David L. Biersmith, owner and president of Industrial Medical center in Independence, Mo., was sentenced for his role in a fraud scheme involving false medical examinations of truckers and veterans.

He was sentenced to 60 months of probation, serving the first 4 months under house arrest, and ordered to pay $39,155 in restitution. In April 2017, Biersmith was charged with and subsequently pled guilty to health care fraud and making false statements to government agents

His company offered medical services to commercial vehicle drivers, including drug tests and physical exams required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Biersmith did not have a medical license or other medical credentials and signed the name of a legitimate chiropractor-- without permission-- on the medical examination reports and certificates of at least 65 drivers. He also signed off on the invalid examinations of 53 military veterans between Aug. and Dec. 2013.

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