A Long Island chiropractor accused of billing an insurance company more than $1 million for acupuncture services never performed pleaded guilty Monday to health care fraud in federal court in Central Islip, prosecutors said.

Peter Adamczak, 65, of Huntington, submitted $1,159,013.30 in fraudulent claims to the insurance company between 2016 and 2020, according to court documents. Based on Adamczak’s fraudulent claims, the private insurance company paid approximately $994,838.16 in reimbursements to beneficiaries who then delivered the payments to Adamczak, prosecutors said in a news release from the office of Breon Peace, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

In one case, a beneficiary who is a relative of Adamczak deposited insurance checks into their own bank account and kept the funds, the release said. 

Adamczak claimed the services were rendered by an acupuncturist who leased space in his East Meadow office. The acupuncturist and Adamczak, who is not licensed to perform acupuncture, did not actually provide the billed services, federal prosecutors said. 

Adamczak’s attorney, Marc C. Gann of Mineola, did not immediately return a request for comment. Federal prosecutors did not provide additional information about either the relative or the acupuncturist.

“Adamczak bilked an insurance company for acupuncture services that he never performed, brazenly lying in order to line his own pockets with money that he did not earn,” Peace said in the release. "As a health care professional, Adamczak was required to uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity, and failed both miserably.”

Sentencing for Adamczak has not yet been scheduled. 

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