Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $2 Million Settlement Of Health Care Fraud Claims Against Metropolitan Retina Associates, Inc., And Dr. Kenneth Felder
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge for the New York Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS-OIG"), announced today a settlement of a civil fraud lawsuit against DR. KENNETH S. FELDER ("FELDER") and METROPOLITAN RETINA ASSOCIATES, INC. ("METROPOLITAN RETINA"). The settlement resolves claims under the False Claims Act alleging that FELDER and METROPOLITAN RETINA billed Medicare and Medicaid for (1) substandard fluorescein angiography tests that were of such poor quality that they lacked all diagnostic value and were effectively worthless; and (2) ophthalmic ultrasounds that were either not performed or lacked any supporting documentation. Under the terms of the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan, FELDER and METROPOLITAN RETINA admitted and accepted responsibility for their conduct and agreed to pay $2,064,559 to the United States.
- Date:November 2, 2018
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
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