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Robert B. Vogel, MD, JD
Retinal Ophthalmologist at Piedmont Eye Center, Lynchburg VA;
Attorney, Overbey Hawkins & Wright, PLLS, Lynchburg, VA;
Adjunct Professor, Humanities and Bioethics, Liberty University School of Medicine, Lynchburg, VA.
CityMD, an urgent care center chain with locations in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., recently admitted responsibility for conduct that led to False Claims Act (FCA) allegations brought against it in the Southern District of New York. The company agreed to pay $6.6 million in damages to the government.
The company admitted that it submitted false Medicare claims. It admitted that it sought reimbursement for services provided by physicians not enrolled in Medicare; CityMD used names of credentialed physicians who had not done the work.
At press time, a document titled “Corporate Compliance Program Code of Ethics and Business Conduct” was found on CityMD’s website. It is not known whether it appeared before or after the current settlement, which was not mentioned on the site.
Preventing Ligature Risks: CMS and TJC Guidelines and Requirements
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