CityMD Admits that it Billed Medicare for More Expensive and Complex Services Than it Performed, and Billed Medicare Under the Names of Doctors Who Did Not Actually Render the Services
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today a settlement of a civil fraud lawsuit against CityMD. This settlement resolves federal claims under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., alleging that CityMD billed Medicare for services rendered by physicians who did not actually perform those services, and billed Medicare for more expensive and complex services than were actually provided to patients. Under the terms of the settlement approved yesterday by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla, CityMD admitted and accepted responsibility for its conduct and agreed to pay $6,606,251.40 in damages to the United States.