Florida Physician Agrees to Pay $4 Million and To Accept a 5-Year Exclusion From Medicare to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Shimon R. Richmond, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), Miami Region, announced that Donald C. Proctor, Jr., M.D., a Mohs surgeon and facial plastic surgeon practicing in Vero Beach, Florida, and Grove Place Surgery Center, LLC, an ambulatory surgical center managed by Dr. Proctor, have agreed to pay $4 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for Mohs surgeries and other surgical procedures that Dr. Proctor either did not perform or were medically unnecessary. Dr. Proctor also agreed to be excluded from Medicare, Medicaid, and all federally funded health care programs for at least five years.
- Date:June 17, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions