The government is charging Dr. Kufner with doing spinal injections that, in the government reviewer’s mind, were not medically unnecessary

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Ronald P. Kufner, MD

Ronald Kufner, MD, 68, is an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist working with multiple hospitals and other doctors and specialists around Detroit, Michigan, without joining any group. And yet he is included with the 5 doctors at The Pain Center in Warren, Michigan who are all facing charges for conspiracy and fraud.  What would the reason for doing this be? Well, Dr. Kufner is old enough to have money or possessions which the government would like to get its hands on. Or the government might what to offer him a deal if he commits perjury against the other physicians—a common ploy by the DOJ.

Dr. Kufner is charged with one count of health care fraud conspiracy, one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, six counts of aiding and abetting health care fraud for

six claims between May, 2014, and Nov, 2016 which you can see below, and two counts of aiding and abetting the unlawful distribution of controlled substances for giving two patients 120 doses of hydrocodone-acetaminophen.

Dr. Kufner graduated from medical school with honors and has been practicing for 25 years. Folks, this is the future of medicine in America.  Practice as you’ve been taught, and spend your life in prison.

The Gestapo is alive and well in the US DOJ. The goal of the government is to forfeit any property owned by the doctors as a means of offsetting our national debt of $34 billion and rising through fraud charges against compassionate, self-sacrificing doctors taking care of government-insured for not even what it costs to see them. The actual law being adulterated to create these false charges is 18 U.S.C. § 1347 Health care fraud, which states:

(a)  Whoever knowingly and willfully executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice–

(1)  to defraud any health care benefit program;  or

(2)  to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program, in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services, …

(b)  With respect to violations of this section, a person need not have actual knowledge of this section or specific intent to commit a violation of this section.

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o the government is turning this vague law against any physician or clinic independent from the REAL fraudulent hospital-owned groups, to fund the government coffers and give the DOJ job security. And statute (b) is really scary when it says there is no such thing as mens rea anymore in our justice system. In other words, you can be charged criminally for something you don’t even know is criminal or have the intent of doing something criminal. 

The government is charging Dr. Kufner with doing spinal injections that, in the government reviewer’s mind, were not medically unnecessary.  This is the type of charge that is becoming routine now against any doctor who takes government insurance. But how they do it is interesting. Non-medical reviewers who get bonuses based on the numbers of claims they deny are now the decision-makers as to what is “necessary” for patient care. Let’s see. If you are being paid for finding claims that aren’t necessary, what would you do? Doctors are basically sitting ducks. Easy low hanging fruit who don’t even try to defend themselves against ridiculous charges like this.

So doctors taking care of government insured or BXBS, take note: You are treating these patients for free and you will lose your business through bankruptcy when the government charges and fines you to get their money back. You’ll also become part of our slave-labor force in prison, and give more government personnel a salary to watch you.

Now what can be done about this gross government misconduct targeting innocent physicians with crimes for doing their job? First, we need to remove immunity from government officials who use illegal means to achieve convictions. One of those illegal means is jury tampering. That is done by U. S. Attorneys like Matthew Schneider making statements in their press releases that will prejudice the jury. Then those government officials guilty of violating our constitutional rights need to spend 20 years in prison.

Next time your pain clinic wants you to get ANOTHER ESI… might want to share this article with him/her… Doctor raided and being charged with  conspiracy and fraud. For providing ESI that are NOT MEDICALLY NECESSARY. After all both the FDA and Pfizer do not recommend that the med Depro-Medrol not be used/administered as a ESI.

Too bad that the DOJ is not equally interested in enforcing all of the ADA and Civil Rights Act violation/discrimination of chronic pain pts and other having to deal with subjective diseases. Equal protection under the law

 

4 Responses

  1. The DOJ ( used loosely here), the
    DEA, CDC and FDA has been turned into a political tool at the expense of both legitimate pain relief Dr.’s as well of validate, mostly legacy cpp’s. Gestapo style tactics are depriving many thousands of AMERICAN citizens of not only their due process but their hard earned money spent on defending themselves against bogus charges. Drummed up in order to strip them of their money or force them to roll over on other citizens, thereby preventing them of due process and equal justice. The political winds may change with Barr coming into a position to affect change??????? Meanwhile we the vulnerable are suffering due to politics not valid cases of fraud and abuse of our medical system.

  2. I have a major problem with the ESIs, especially as so many are down basically as extortion: “You will get another ESI or you won’t get your pain meds.” But it seems to me to be a big problem also that he was charged with giving 2 patients “120 doses of hydrocodone.” If that’s a month’s supply for each of the patient, that’s likely either 40mg/day or 20mg/day, depending on the strength of each pill. That’s way under the so-called guideline, even. So why is the doc in trouble for that? The author of the story could’ve included more facts.

  3. Well said Steve. It IS about money. The cost to dot/gov just for pain management is staggering. Even if a patient has worked a lifetime, paid our income tax, social “security” tax, state taxes, along with sales tax, fuel tax, and all the other taxes that MUST be paid, the agenda is to reduce the US deficit even if it costs lives. Alcohol prohibition did NOT work as dot/gov intended BUT, it was made “legal” again to use IF you paid out of pocket AND dot/gov placed a tax on alcohol sales. .MORE revenue for the “elect” to incompetently waste. I am SURE that NO dot/gov elect or most “appointed” officials have pain management medication acquirement issues.

  4. Trump should be immediately removed from office! I thought it was better to vote for him than Hilary, who I truly believe is evil. The Democrats are Communists, but the Republicans have shown their true colors, esp. Paul Ryan whose philosophy is “pull yourself up by your bootstraps and don’t depend on the government for anything!”

    So, they give rich Wall Street Corporations a huge tax cut, adding 10 trillion to our debt, have to cut 1.5 trillion in spending, so where better to slash it than from all the programs for the poor, disabled and elderly, making the rich richer, the middle class poor, and the poor homeless!!! At least the Communists spread the money around! On top of that, Trump is a narcissist bully who never listens to his advisors or people with expertise. Both parties hate “the people” .

    So what do we do? If we could elect a “populist” Congress, maybe we could hope, but I don’t see that happening, or “a convention of states.” I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THIS, BUT IF IT COMES DOWN TO THE 2 PARTIES AGAIN, I MAY VOTE DEMOCRATIC/COMMUNIST! The Republicans have ruined everything they touch! Not that the Communist/Democrats won’t either, but they will distribute the calamity more evenly!!! (I will probably take this back,but for now the Republicans and Trump together have destroyed this nation!

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