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.