Eye Doctors Settle Medicare Billing Fraud Allegations

Healthcare And Medicine.

Two San Diego ophthalmologists have paid hundreds of thousands to the United States to settle allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare, the U.S Attorney’s Office announced on Jan. 2.

Mark D. Smith and Fane Robinson are medical doctors specializing in ophthalmology at San Diego Retina Associates, based in Linda Vista. Both doctors participate in federally-funded health care programs including Medicare, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Dr. Smith and Dr. Robinson were accused of violating the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for care that was provided by a different physician at the medical office, who was not properly credentialed to give care to Medicare patients, according to the attorney’s office.

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