Dermatologist Agrees to Pay $6.6 Million

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Dermatologist, John Y. Chung, MD, and his practice Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center P.C. (SCCDC) have agreed to pay $6.6 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims to federal health care programs for Mohs micrographic surgeries and other dermatological procedures. The settlement resolves allegations that Dr. Chung and SCCDC submitted false claims for Mohs procedures that were billed as if both the surgery and pathology portions of the procedures were performed by Dr. Chung when, in fact, at least one portion was often performed by other individuals. It also resolves allegations that SCCDC billed Medicare for multiple procedures, performed on the same patient on the same day, in a manner that improperly circumvented Medicare’s “multiple procedure reduction rule.” Read a Department of Justice press release.

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