Boise Chiropractor Gets Jail, Restitution for Medicaid Fraud

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A Boise chiropractor, found guilty of grand theft in Fourth District Court, has been sentenced to 90 days behind bars, 14 years of probation and more than $140,000 in restitution for ripping off the Medicaid system.

Prosecutors said Dr. Jerry Cramer began fraudulently billing Medicaid in 2008. According to the Idaho Attorney General's Office, Cramer billed Medicaid for patients he had not treated in several years.

Medicaid provides much needed health-care services to more than 200,000 Idaho's poor, elderly, disabled or children in foster care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates 10 percent of Medicaid expenditures are fraudulent.