University City (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis County doctor has been sentenced after billing Medicare and Medicaid for services he did not perform.
On Thursday Dr. Wit Jamry, 62, was sentenced to one year and one day in jail and ordered to pay restitution of $119,000 and a $30,000 fine.
According to the facts filed with the court, between 2007 and 2011, Dr. Jamry billed for services to St. Louis patients while he was actually out of town or out of the country. He was away on trips to Atlanta, Poland, and Mexico at the time he made 276 false claims totaling $26,227. Some of the work was performed by a nurse practitioner. Additionally, Dr. Jamry or his company, Dr. Wit-Internal Medicine Professional Geriatric, P.C., submitted over $92,773 in claims for patient visits lasting more than an hour, when neither he nor his nurse practitioners had spent that amount of time with the patients.
Jamry had entered a guilty plea in February.