Eye Doctor Charged with Health Care Fraud

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An ophthalmologist was charged with fraudulently billing patients, Medicare, and private insurance programs millions of dollars for complex eye surgeries that he had not performed. A civil complaint further alleges that he and his practice engaged in widespread health care fraud by consistently upcoding these and other surgical procedures, examinations, and tests in fraudulent billings submitted to Medicare and Medicaid. He is alleged to have also falsified patient medical records, pressured other employees in his practice to engage in the scheme, and initiated debt collection proceedings against patients who did not pay the full amounts of his fraudulently billed charges. Read a story from Lohud and a Department of Justice press release.



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