U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter sentenced Levin, 65, to a year and a day in prison and ordered him to make restitution of $399,883 to IBC. (Advisory sentencing guidelines called for 24 to 30 months behind bars.)
Pratter gave Levin until Feb. 1 to report to federal prison.
Court testimony revealed that Levin, a frail man, suffers from a litany of ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, bipolar disorder and depression.
Defense attorney Creed C. Black, Jr. said that Levin was "old, sick and broken" and that a prison sentence was unnecessary.
But Assistant U.S. Attorney Anita Eve said that white-collar criminals have to do hard time, too, if society is to be protected.
Authorities said that Levin and Michael Karp owned Hatfield Athletic Club and Rehab One, a chiropractic office at the club.
The men hired Raymond Brozek, a chiropractor, to work there from 2004 through '06. Levin demanded that Hatfield workers be seen by Brozek often so that he could bill IBC, the feds said.
Levin sometimes took employees "by the hand, escorting them to Rehab One and directing them to sign the patient log," court papers said. Workers then returned to work without getting treated.
Levin also told families insured by IBC or another provider to see Brozek weekly. When they stopped, Levin told Karp and Brozek that he wanted Brozek to bill IBC anyway. (Court papers said that nearly $2 million in fraudulent bills were submitted to IBC.)
The feds said that Levin and Karp gave Brozek forms with names of workers and Levin's friends and family. He filled out forms for phantom visits and actual visits, with bogus clinical findings.
Levin set up a gym in his home and invited friends and family to receive nonreimbursable treatment from Brozek, unlicensed personal trainers and massage therapists that were later billed to IBC, the feds said.
Karp and Brozek each pleaded guilty in May to health-care fraud. Karp was sentenced to six months in prison in September and is to report to the Bureau of Prisons on Nov. 30. Brozek is to be sentenced next month.