CityMD will pay a $6.6 million settlement over a variety of charges related to treating Medicare patients at its 96 urgent care centers. The U.S. Department of Justice claims the company billed Medicare for services by physicians who did not actually provide them, and charged for more complex procedures than were actually performed or that were unsupported by the documentation provided. By doing so, CityMD received higher reimbursements than it would have if it billed correctly for the services actually provided. The company also acknowledged that several of its physicians were not credentialed with Medicare. Whether by oversight or intent, the practices referenced in the settlement will now cost CityMD far more than it may have profited through those practices.
Multimillion Dollar Settlement a Reminder that Noncompliance with Medicare Costs