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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

United States Settles With Eyeland Optical Centers Over Medicaid False Claims

PHILADELPHIA – The United States announces that it has settled allegations under the False Claims Act with Eyeland Optical Centers, a chain of eye care centers in Pennsylvania.  The settlement resolves allegations that Eyeland had billed Medicaid for more than four lenses per year, in violation of Pennsylvania’s Medicaid regulations, and retained those payments even once it became aware that it had done so.  Eyeland has agreed to pay $135,328.56 to resolve these claims. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Paul W. Kaufman and David A. Degnan.

 

Updated December 6, 2016