This Medicare Fraud Will Make You See Double

Federal officials are reporting a huge penalty for two Houston-area ophthalmologists who reportedly abused the Medicare system.

Dr. Emelike Agomo and Dr. Mustapha Kibiridge operated Outreach Diagnostic Clinic in Houston and Humble.

A former employee sued, claiming both doctors were overcharging the Medicare billing system for glaucoma tests.

From 2006 to 2012, they reportedly submitted more than 14,000 false claims overbilling the system by using the wrong code.

At nearly $12,000 per false claim, the doctors were ordered to pay more than $170,000,000 in damages.

photo: Getty Images (optometrist in photo not connected to story)

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