Connect with us

Headlines

Accused of Overbilling His State’s Medicaid Program, Optometrist to Pay Hefty Settlement

mm

Published

on

 

Lawsuit says the services he billed for weren’t medically necessary.

Optometrist Jeff Browen, owner of Advanced EyeCare in Sioux Falls, ND, will pay $151,528.89 as part of a settlement after being accused of overbilling his state’s Medicaid program, the Argus Leader reports. Specifically, the article says, he was accused of billing for tests that weren’t medically necessary and also billing for procedures that should have been billed under a less expensive code. Browen did not have to admit wrongdoing under the settlement.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley made the following statement in announcing the settlement: “We are working to protect taxpayer dollars by ensuring that providers submit claims for goods and services that are medically necessary. It is important to guard taxpayer monies by paying only legitimate claims.”

Read more at the Argus Leader

SPONSORED VIDEO

Eyezen® lenses: Update Your Patients’ Vision

Eyezen® enhanced single vision lenses help your patients keep up with their connected world. The proprietary technology within Eyezen lenses helps defend against digital eye strain* while also reducing your patient’s exposure to Harmful Blue Light by at least 20%**. Update your practice today by switching to Eyezen lenses. Visit essilorpro.com/eyezen to learn more.

Promoted Headlines

Advertisement

Advertisement

Subscribe

INVISIONMAG.COM
BULLETINS

Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Most Popular