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October 23, 2018

Posted  October 23, 2018

Eye Centers of Florida, owned by Dr. David C. Brown, has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle claims of that it knowingly falsified the medical records of certain Medicare patients in order to submit qualifying reimbursement claims. In violation of the False Claims Act, Eye Centers allegedly altered the paperwork to make it appear that patients had worse vision than they actually did, allowing Eye Centers to bill for cataract surgeries that would ordinarily not have been reimbursable. The case was revealed through a lawsuit filed by two former employees, Patti Nilsson and Joann Smith, who are set to receive $115,500 from the settlement. USAO MDFL

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