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NY, NJ cardiologist admits record $19M fraud

The Washington Post / Associated Press, April 11, 2013

NEWARK, N.J. — A cardiologist with offices in New York and New Jersey has admitted taking part in a scheme that subjected thousands of patients to unnecessary tests and treatment and resulted in $19 million in bogus bills, what authorities call the largest case of health care fraud ever by a practitioner in either state. Dr. Jose Katz pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Katz founded Cardio-Med Services LLC and Comprehensive Healthcare & Medical Services.