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University city doctor sentenced for overbilling medicare and medicaid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July11, 2013

St. Louis, MO - DR. WIT A. JAMRY was sentenced to one year and a day and ordered to pay restitution of $119,000 and a fine of $30,000 for billing Medicare and Medicaid for services he had not performed.  His company Dr. Wit-Internal Medicine Professional Geriatric, P.C. was ordered to pay $119,000 in restitution.

According to the facts filed with the court, between 2007 and 2011, Dr. Jamry billed for services to St. Louis patients while he was actually out of town or out of the country.  He was away on trips to Atlanta, Poland and Mexico at the time he made 276 false claims totaling $26,227.  Some of the work was performed by a nurse practitioner.  Additionally, Dr. Jamry or his company, Dr. Wit-Internal Medicine Professional Geriatric, P.C., submitted over $92,773 in claims for patient visits lasting more than an hour, when neither he nor his nurse practitioners  had spent that amount of time with the patients.

Jamry, University City, MO, pled guilty in February to one felony count of heath care fraud and appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge E. Richard Webber.

This case was investigated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Missouri Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Dorothy McMurtry handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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