New Jersey Sports Medicine Physician Indicted for Healthcare Fraud
The charges cover false claims involving patients treated by Dr. Costino between Oct. 2004 and June 2006. Federal prosecutors claimed Dr. Costino billed healthcare payors for physical therapy services that were never rendered, according to the report. The exact role of his wife in the scheme was not disclosed.
In addition to the fraud charges, Dr. Costino faces separate charges involving the distribution of a controlled substance.
Dr. Costino was previously charged with submitting fraudulent bills, but that indictment was dismissed.
Dr. Costino's licensed was revoked in 2009.
Read the Press of Atlantic City report on John Costino.
Read more coverage on healthcare fraud:
- Texas Oncologist Charged With Healthcare Fraud
- Arkansas Orthopedic Surgeon Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for Fraud
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
- Mary Beth Briscoe, Michael Dewerff, and Ben Dunford to Speak at Becker's Hospital Meeting
- Colonoscopies in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Saving Lives Through Increased Screening and Advances in Technology
- "Running an Effective In-House Business Office"
- Pain Management Implications in the ASC Setting
- 5 Exciting Presentations at Becker's Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference