- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey doctor who cheated Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurers out of $280,000 for office visits that were never rendered is now headed to prison.

Federal prosecutors say Albert Ades received a 37-month term when he was sentenced Monday. He also will have to serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed and will forfeit the $280,000 he received.

The 61-year-old Englewood resident, who has family medicine offices in Cresskill and Little Falls, had pleaded guilty to health care fraud.

Prosecutors say that from 2005 through June 2014, Ades fraudulently billed insurers for face-to-face office visits that never happened. They say he instead wrote prescriptions, authorized refills or performed other tasks without ever seeing those patients on the billed dates.

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