While the owners of two Parsippany businesses have been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, the amount of patients they’ve duped is still undetermined.
When Kirtish and Nita Patel were arrested earlier this week for allegedly forging doctors’ signatures on diagnostic tests, authorities only knew – thanks to Nita Patel’s alleged admission – it had been going on for a couple years and impacted about half of the tests.
The Patels, both 51, of Rockaway, own Biomedical Sound Services and Heart Solutions in Parsippany. According to nj.com, nothing on the record has been determined as to how many reports were interpreted by Kirtish Patel rather than a medical doctor.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in the report authorities have not “identified specific cases where unqualified conclusions resulted in harmful treatments."
The charges come with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine. The Patels have had their travel limited to within the state of New Jersey, forced to handover their United States and India passports, and were released on $100,000 unsecured bonds, the report said.