Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:53 pm
NY, NJ area cardiologist admits record $19M fraud
The Associated Press
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.
Prosecutors say he falsely diagnosed most of his Medicare and Medicaid patients with coronary artery disease and debilitating angina so he could treat them unnecessarily. They say he even prescribed treatment in cases in which doing so subjected the patients to risk of injury or death.
Katz is scheduled to be sentenced July 23.