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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 20:06

Secaucus, NJ, Hospital Owner Named in Lawsuit Alleging Insurance Fraud

Written by Carly Baldwin, Patch
Secaucus, NJ, Hospital Owner Named in Lawsuit Alleging Insurance Fraud Carly Baldwin/Patch

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A New York doctor connected to Yan Moshe, the owner of Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, NJ, has been sued by GEICO, alleging insurance fraud.

The doctor is Conrad F. Cean, MD, who owns New York Pain Management Associates and 5 Borough Anesthesia, both based in New York state.

 

Lawyers for GEICO filed the lawsuit Sept. 14 in New York federal court, alleging Cean and his pain management clinics owe GEICO $598,000. GEICO lawyers say Cean billed the insurance company for a myriad of medically unnecessary services, "including bogus examinations, urine drug screens, injections, pain management procedures and anesthesia."

 

All of this happened when patients came to see Cean after they were involved in car accidents; his practice submitted claims for insurance coverage under GEICO New York's no-fault insurance policies.

 

Moshe was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit. However, the lawsuit also alleges that between 2018 and 2020, Moshe, Hudson Regional Hospital and two other clinics he owns in North Jersey paid kickbacks to Cean in exchange for patient referrals.

 

The two clinics are Healthplus Surgery in Saddle Brook and Dynamic Surgery in Hackensack; Moshe owns both in addition to the Secaucus hospital, which he took over ownership of in 2018.

 

Healthplus Surgery is the same facility that was shut down by the state in 2018, after a New Jersey Department of Health investigation revealed lapses in sterilizing and cleaning needles may have exposed a massive number of patients to bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and even HIV.

 

Moshe's two surgery centers are now the subject of 19 lawsuits, including federal class-actions, as a result.


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