The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are increasingly investigating dermatologists for alleged Medicare fraud and abuse related to Mohs surgery as part of ramped-up provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to recover part of an estimated $100 million annually in health care fraud from all physicians.1 The number of cases and dollar amount recovered from all Medicare fraud cases has increased from 247 cases and $1.1 billion recovered in 2000 to 645 cases and $2.5 billion recovered in 2017.1
Wolfson J, Smith JL, Proper SA. Avoiding and Managing Medicare Fraud and Abuse Investigations of Mohs Surgery: Mohs in the Crosshairs. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(11):1249–1250. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2402
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