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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

High-Profile Ophthalmologist Could Get 30 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

Avoid his mistakes to ensure you don't get caught in the government's crosshairs. Overbilling medications and reporting bilateral codes for unilateral services may seem like simple mistakes, but for one ophthalmologist, doing those and other things repeatedly led to a guilty verdict, and he could face up to 30 years in prison for it. Solomon Melgen, MD, was convicted of [...]

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