Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced Tuesday a Paterson-based physician pleased guilty to defrauding Medicare and other private insurance companies out of $3 million.
Sixty-year-old Anthony J. Enrico of North Haledon billed Medicare and other insures for physical therapy sessions that were performed by an unqualified, unlicensed personnel from January 2007 through May 2016. The physical therapy services were supposed to be performed by individuals who met criteria based on certifications and training, according to court records.
Enrico admitted to billing insurers for approximately 150,000 physical therapy sessions performed by individuals who lacked the required certifications and training, resulting in him receiving about $3 million.
He faces a maximum 10-year- prison sentence. As part of his plea agreement, he must pay $3 million in restitution. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 25, 2018.