A former Bethlehem Doctor is headed to prison. Dr. Wayne Vincent Wilson was sentenced in Federal Court Monday to spend 18 months in prison. Wilson had admitted back in October he bilked Medicaid and Medicare with inflated bills for patient care that was never performed.
Wilson had pleaded guilty back in October to two counts of health care fraud. The 55 year old Wilson admitted in court testimony to pocketing $210,000 in fraudulent claims at his Bethlehem Family Practice. The Federal Prosecutor said Monday that Wilson padded his Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement claims because he believed the federal health programs didn’t pay him enough. Prosecutors also say that Wilson sometimes added nonexistent services or billed for office visits that never occurred.
It was noted that Wilson could have served a sentence of up to 10 years in prison count of fraud.