Amrish Patel arrested for alleged insurance fraud in New Jersey


 New York Attorney General Letitia James announced January 3, 2024, the arrest and arraignment of Amrish Patel, 61, of Monroe Township, New Jersey, for allegedly stealing more than $1 million that was intended to be paid directly to doctors who provided medical care to injured workers under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law.

Patel, who provided billing services to a Brooklyn-based orthopedic surgery practice, allegedly submitted falsified claim forms to the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) to steal at least $1.1 million in workers’ compensation reimbursements for himself. Patel and his two companies, Medlink Services, Inc. and Medlink Partners, LLC (together, Medlink), were charged with 27 felony counts for the thefts they allegedly committed from January 2012 through January 2019.

The charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

“Fraud in any part of the workers’ compensation system is detrimental to trust and hurts the entire system, including medical providers, carriers, businesses, and injured workers,”  New York State Insurance Fund Executive Director and CEO Gaurav Vasisht is quoted saying in the press release, thanking AG James for collaborating in the investigation.

The 27-count complaint alleges that Patel abused his position as a medical billing agent over the course of nearly seven years by diverting payments that were intended for surgeons who provided health care services to workers’ compensation claimants.

Patel was arraigned Jan. 3, before Judge Holly Trexler in Albany City Court. He was released with electronic monitoring and a $100,000 bond.



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