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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Physician Notes:

Dermatologist Faces 7 Years in Prison

Plus: Kmart to pay millions in False Claims Act fines. An Illinois dermatologist is heading behind bars for seven years after submitting $3.7 million in claims for pre-cancerous lesion destructions—when in actuality his patients didn’t suffer from pre-cancerous lesions. Some of the doctor’s claims involved the destruction of lesions that weren’t pre-cancerous, while other claims for this service actually occurred [...]