New Jersey Businessman Inflated More Than 4,000 Hours Of Therapy

New Jersey Businessman Inflated More Than 4,000 Hours Of Therapy

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TRENTON - Division of Criminal Justice Director Vaughn L. McKoy announced that a former Bergen County certified public accountant has agreed to pay $325,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to Health Care Claims Fraud for inflating and submitting fraudulent insurance claims for medical services that were never provided to patients. At the March 7 guilty plea hearing, Cohen admitted that between Jan. 15, 1998 and April 30, 2001, he knowingly submitted dozens of health care claims to insurance companies and/or self-funded health benefit plans for patient therapy and related treatments by adding additional hours and/or dates of therapy which were never provided. An investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice - Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor determined that Cohen added more than 4,000 additional hours of services totaling more than $350,000 to dozens of bills submitted to the insurance companies for reimbursement or payment.