Massachusetts ophthalmologist Martin E. Cutler and his company Martin E. Cutler, M.D., P.C. agreed to pay $55,000 to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act by falsely billing Medicare for ophthalmic diagnostic imaging when there was no underlying diagnosis to justify the imaging. They also allegedly falsely billed Medicare for office visits where a prior claim for the same visit had been denied and the new claim was not supported by Dr. Cutler’s documentation. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Brian Sachs under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Mr. Sachs will receive a whistleblower award of $11,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (DMA)
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