Dr. Meir Daller Agreed to Pay $455,000 and Be Excluded for 3 Years for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting False and Medically Unnecessary Claims Associated with Urology Services
On November 30, 2021, Meir Daller, MD (Dr. Daller), Fort Myers, Florida, entered into a settlement agreement with OIG in which he agreed to pay $455,400 and be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs for three years under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7a and 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7). The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Dr. Daller submitted or caused to be submitted the following: (1) claims for cystourethroscopy with dilation of urethral stricture where no stricture was present that necessitated urethral dilation; (2) claims for urodynamics testing that was ordered on a routine periodic basis, not out of medical necessity; and (3) claims for evaluation and management (E&M) services related to in-office testosterone injections that were: (i) submitted in conjunction with claims for the testosterone injections, using modifier 25, where no significant and separately identifiable service other than the testosterone injection took place; and (ii) submitted alone where the patient received an in-office testosterone injection but no evaluation or management of the patient took place that justified the billing of an E&M code. OIG’s Division of Data Analytics and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Michael Torrisi and Srishti Sheffner with the assistance of Chief Investigator Amber Mahmood and Program Analyst Mariel Filtz, collaborated to achieve this resolution.
- Date:November 30, 2021
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions