In the lawsuit filed last week by IBC and KHPE, the insurers claim that Farina provided patients at Inner Health Lifestyle Center with weight loss and exercise treatments, and then falsely billed IBC and KHPE for those services as chiropractic care or treatment, physical therapy or other rehabilitative service.
Since IBC and KHPE cover chiropractic care, IBC and KHPE paid Farina for the services which he fraudulently claimed to have provided.
Independence Blue Cross and its affiliated companies, including KHPE
, provide health insurance coverage to more than 2.
Last September, IBC, PBS and KHPE
sponsored a domestic violence training seminar for participating physicians as part of its Quality Care College program, a physician education series that helps disseminate the best managed care practice patterns to the Delaware Valley medical community,
Baby BluePrints is available at no charge to all Independence Blue Cross subscribers and KHPE members.
KHPE is a health maintenance organization serving 570,000 members in the Philadelphia five county area through a network of 6,000 physicians and 65 hospitals.
is the second largest HMO in the Philadelphia region, providing health care coverage to more than 300,000 members.