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North Shore Ophthalmologist Agrees to Pay $55,000 to Resolve False Medicare Billing Allegations

BOSTON - United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz announced today that Martin E. Cutler, M.D., an ophthalmologist with offices in Woburn and Gloucester, and his company, Martin E. Cutler, M.D., P.C., have agreed to pay $55,000 to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare. Specifically, the government alleged that, between January 2010 and December 2014, Dr. Cutler and his practice falsely billed Medicare for ophthalmic diagnostic imaging when there was no underlying diagnosis to justify the imaging. They also allegedly falsely billed Medicare for office visits where a prior claim for the same visit had been denied and the new claim was not supported by Dr. Cutler's documentation.


Action Details

  • Date:July 5, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions