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New York Dermatologist Settles Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Claims for $2.7 Million

by Andrew Barr on June 10, 2010

Lawrence Jaeger, owner of two New York City dermatology clinics, settled claims that he submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare. Jaeger made false representations to the New York State Department of Health in order to obtain a certification for his practice, Community Medical and Dermatology Center, which would earn him higher Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements. Jaeger falsely represented the services that would be provided at his facility by stating that the majority of services provided in the clinic would be primary care services, when in reality, the clinic was mostly a dermatology clinic that performed few primary care services. The June 9, 2010 settlement was for $2.7 million.

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