Ophthalmologist also liable for hospital’s false claims

In what is believed to be the first settlement of its kind, an ophthalmologist recently agreed to resolve a False Claims Act complaint that alleged he performed medically unnecessary laser services to Medicare patients and caused the hospital where the procedures were performed to file false claims, and, therefore, he also should be liable for those claims.The alleged unnecessary laser procedures included argon laser trabeculoplasties, lysis of adhesions, and laser peripheral iridotomies. While claims against ophthalmologists for unnecessary laser procedures are not new, this case, filed against Baltimore ophthalmologist John (Read more...)

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