An Essex County woman was sentenced to 21 months in prison for her role in defrauding insurers by submitting fraudulent claims for chiropractic services that were never rendered, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.
Tiffany Marsh, 45, of Orange previously pleaded guilty to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
The sentence was imposed on June 14, in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Marsh was a medical billing professional who submitted false claims to two employer-provided health insurance plans for chiropractic services that were never provided.
Marsh, who worked for the chiropractors at issue, falsely claimed that various individuals with employer-provided health insurance had incurred out-of-network medical costs, causing the insurance plans to issue reimbursement checks to the individual employees.
The employees received the checks, and then paid Marsh a portion of the reimbursements in cash.
As a result of the scheme, the victim health insurance plans incurred losses of approximately $334,000.
In addition to the prison term Marsh was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay $334,837 in restitution.