Englewood NJ Doctor Admits Health Care Fraud, Gets 37 Months in Federal Prison
An Englewood NJ man who committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud has been sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
The suspect, a 61-year-old doctor with medical offices in Cresskill NJ and Little Falls NJ, had already pleaded guilty to submitting inaccurate bills for patient visits that did not actually occur.
The suspect also allegedly wrote prescriptions and filled prescription refills for patients he either never saw or didn’t see on the dates listed on the prescriptions.
When investigators began to look into the suspect’s alleged health care fraud, he reportedly fabricated patient medical charts by adding vital reading and clinical notes to make it look as though he hadn’t done anything wrong.
According to U.S. attorneys, the suspect bilked the government, as well as some private insurance companies, out of approximately $280,000 over a period of nine years.
Now the suspect is set to spend several years behind bars. He recently appeared in U.S. District Court, located in Newark, NJ, for a formal sentencing hearing. At the end of the hearing, the U.S. District Court judge sentenced the suspect to 37 months in federal prison.
When the suspect completes his term of incarceration and is released from prison, he will still be subject to another three years of supervised release. Additionally, the suspect has been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $280K.
For additional information about this case, read the Patch.com article, “Bergen County Doctor Sentenced to 3 Years for Insurance Fraud Scheme.”