Headlines Optician Must Pay $24K in Improper-Billing Case Published 7 years ago on September 22, 2016 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet The amount includes restitution and damages. An optician in New York state must pay the state $24,000 to resolve a case involving alleged improper billing of Medicaid. The New York Attorney General’s Office announced the settlement with John Renna of Eggertsville. The amount includes restitution as well as damages. The attorney general said Renna’s business, Renna Optical, “caused Medicaid to pay for eyeglasses that should have been paid for by the Medicare program” from Jan. 1, 2010, through Nov. 30, 2013. “During the same period, Renna also caused Medicaid to pay a portion of the cost of some eyeglasses that were never actually dispensed to Medicaid recipients,” according to the announcement. The Buffalo News reports that the case involved six patients. Attorney General Schneiderman stated: “Medicaid should not pay for services when other available sources of payment are available or when the services billed are not actually rendered. We will keep working to root out Medicaid fraud and abuse, and recover the funds lost, so that Medicaid can continue providing critical health services to those most in need.” Advertisement Read more from the New York Attorney General’s Office Read more at the Buffalo News Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next UK Eyewear Retailer MyOptique Bought By French Lens-maker Don't Miss 1950s Vintage Frames Are Out, and This Is In SPONSORED VIDEO Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers 80% of patients are browsing eyewear online, are you influencing patients online before your competition? Join thousands of practices thriving with Optify, voted the #1 optical sales tool by EyeVote. Empower your opticians to save time, increase optical revenue, and maximize your EHR data and website with a seamless optical plug-in that keeps patients buying from YOU! Now through August 31st receive a $25 UberEats® gift card when you complete a 15 min demo. Book your demo here.. You may like Promoted Headlines On the Edger Maximizing Profit With In-House Finishing Visionix Made in Italy Italian Trade Agency Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Optify Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases9 hours ago HelpMeSee wins NTSA Modeling and Simulation Award Press Releases9 hours ago Prevent Blindness Declares Third Annual Geographic Atrophy Awareness Week Columns17 hours ago Where Will Optometry Go In the Years to Come? Uncategorized18 hours ago Work to Live, Not Live to Work Sanity Files18 hours ago A Jazz Playing OD Who Eschewed a Music Education for Optometry School Photo Gallery4 days ago Celebrity Eyewear Pics Featuring David Beckham, Bella Hadid, and Tennis Star Coco Gauff Photo Gallery4 weeks ago 33 of the Most Hilariously Relatable Quips About Working During The Holidays Headlines3 weeks ago Marcolin Makes Stunning Acquisition of Luxury Eyewear Brand ic! berlin Cover Stories4 weeks ago 17 Tips to Keep You in the Right Frame of Mind to Provide the Best Possible Eyecare Experience Sanity Files4 weeks ago This Third Generation ECP is Keeping the Family Tradition Alive! Webinars2 months ago Leadership, Empathy, and a Noble Cause Sponsored Content3 months ago Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers Sponsored Webinars4 months ago Shop! Masterclass Webinar: Sustainability for Retail: How Retailers Create Social, Environmental and Cultural Innovations Sponsored Content4 months ago Now Available: New Varilux® XR series™ Sponsored Webinars5 months ago Human-Centric Design in a Digital World: Creating Unexpected Moments That Inspire, Educate, and Connect at Retail Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery4 days ago Celebrity Eyewear Pics Featuring David Beckham, Bella Hadid, and Tennis Star Coco Gauff Cover Stories1 week ago The Big Survey 2023 Photo Gallery1 week ago Elite Italian Eyewear on Full Display at Chicago, Seattle Shows Photo Gallery2 days ago 14 Images That Show Why Uber Optics Was Named America’s Finest Optical Retailer for 2023 The Big survey3 days ago The Big Survey 2023: The Basics Columns1 week ago 5 Tips You Need to Know When Going In for That Raise You Deserve Press Releases1 week ago Extraordinary Italian Eyewear Captivates The Independent Eyewear Community Columns17 hours ago Where Will Optometry Go In the Years to Come?