N.J. Chiropractor Charged in Medical Scam

July 20, 2005

New Jersey Criminal Justice Director Vaughn McKoy announced that the Division of Criminal Justice – Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor has obtained a State Grand Jury indictment which charges a Monmouth County chiropractor with insurance fraud for allegedly filing more than $16,000 in fraudulent PIP insurance and workers’ compensation claims for medical services that were never provided.

According to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden Brown, Mark A. Radowitz, 45, of Monroe, Middlesex County, was charged with Health Care Claims Fraud (2nd degree), theft by deception (3rd degree), and fourth degree falsifying records.

If convicted on all counts, Radowitz faces up to 16 ½ years in state prison and a fine of up to $175,000. Radowitz also faces possible civil insurance fraud fines pursuant to the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act. Radowitz will be ordered to appear in Monmouth County Superior Court for bail and arraignment on a date to be determined by the Court.

The indictment alleges that between July 2, 1999 and Sept. 5, 2000, Radowitz, a licensed chiropractor with a practice in Matawan, Monmouth County, billed Allstate Insurance Company and the California State Workers Compensation Insurance Fund more than $16,000 for multiple chiropractic services allegedly provided to two patients.

An investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice – Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor determined that at least 179 claims submitted by Radowitz were fabricated – in each instance, the investigation determined that no services had been provided to patients.

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