A former Moberly doctor was sentenced to 22 months in prison for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Justin LaMonda, 41, will also have to repay $537,332.
He was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty in March to using his father’s name to bill Medicare and Medicaid for medical services.
LaMonda admitted in U.S. District Court in St. Louis that he and his father billed Medicare and Missouri Medicaid as if the elder LaMonda, also a doctor, had performed the services.
In 2017, Dr. Justin LaMonda’s medical license was suspended for a month when he was accused of having sex with his office manager and writing her prescriptions for controlled substances.
He lost his Medicare Part B privileges in December 2018 and he lost his Medicaid provider number in September 2019.
LaMonda and his father would file services under the father’s name and the father would transfer the money back to LaMonda.
LaMonda lost his medical license after the guilty plea.