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A Medical Assistant Has Been Charged With Treating Patients Without A License and Falsifying Billings To Medicare

NEWARK, N.J. – A federal grand jury has indicted a medical assistant for a pair of large medical services companies with offices in New Jersey and New York who allegedly posed as a doctor and treated patients without a license, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Mario Roncal, 60, of Woodland Park, N.J., is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Roncal surrendered this morning to special agents of the FBI in Newark and is expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor this afternoon in Newark federal court.

What Is A Medical Assistant?

If you're new to the world of medical terminology and you're wondering just exactly what it is that a Medical Assistant does, then you've come to the right place - this will get you started with all the basic information you need to know.

Basically a Medical Assistant is someone who helps Doctors and Nurses to care for patients.

The duties of a Medical Assistant can range from basic administrative tasks to more advanced procedural work such as administering injections.

Here are some of the duties you can expect to be called upon to perform depending on your experience and qualifications.


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