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Skin Cancer Dermatology Institute and United Derm Partners Agreed to Pay $105,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Upcoded Claims

After they self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Mountain West Derm - Blackhart, PLLC d/b/a Skin Cancer Dermatology Institute and MWD Management, LLC d/b/a United Derm Partners (collectively, "MWD"), Nevada, agreed to pay $105,538.50 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that MWD billed for phototherapy services using CPT Code 96910, which requires the use of a topical agent, when such services should have been billed using CPT Code 96900, which does not involve use of a topical agent.

Action Details

  • Date:September 24, 2018
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Fraud Self-Disclosures