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Minnesota dermatologist pays out $850,000 for false claims

A Minnesota dermatologist has agreed to pay $850,000 to settle allegations of false Medicare claims. The U.S. attorney’s office had accused the physician and his practice of falsely billing Medicare for dermatological procedures and services over the span of several years.

The doctor, who maintains offices in Burnsville, Edina, Orono and St. Cloud, came to federal and state prosecutors’ attention after a whistle-blower came forward. The individual who alerted authorities to the alleged fraud had been a physician working in the office.

3 ways medical practice owners can avoid privacy violations

As a healthcare practice owner, you are aware that patient information is protected by law. However, privacy violations can be easy to make. A simple mistake could cost your employees their license and hurt the reputation of your practice.

Whether you are opening a new private practice or you own an established treatment center, you can review a few methods to protect your patients’ rights. Good business strategy can help you avoid stressful lawsuits and expensive settlements.

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