Tom’s River Rehab Hospital Rebrands; Cedar Grove Man Sentenced for $3.5M Health Care Fraud

Sources: Jersey Shore Online; North

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River has officially rebranded itself as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital.

While the name has changed, the commitment remains the same: Encompass Health will continue to provide high-quality, post-acute care for patients overcoming a variety of major illnesses and injuries.

“Our new Encompass Health brand reflects more than the change of our name. It reinforces our commitment to working together to continuously improve the care we provide our patients,” said CEO Patty Ostaszewski.

“With a focus on clinical collaboration and strengthening relationships, we will continue to play an important role in making a difference in the lives of our patients.”

Encompass Health Corporation, a Birmingham, Alabama based company, launched a rebranding initiative its 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and 273 home health and hospice locations. All of the company’s locations in New Jersey have changed over to the Encompass Health name.

A Cedar Grove man was sentenced Thursday to 50 months in prison for his role in a $3.5 million health care fraud, authorities said.

Brian Catanzarite, 43, pleaded guilty in June 2018. Catanzarite benefited from fake prescriptions while working for a marketing company as a sales representative from March 2015 to January 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Catanzarite made $1.1 million from the scheme and caused $3.5 million in losses, Carpenito stated.

He would convince state beneficiaries to buy unnecessary medications, according to Carpenito.

Catanzarite is a former gym owner and was recruited to the marketing company by a former member, but authorities did not state which gym.

He will be subject to three years of probation after his prison sentence and responsible for $3.5 million in restitution.

Catanzarite was charged in part of a larger investigation by the New Jersey Department of Justice that totaled $15 million in health care fraud.

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