Dermatologist’s fake diagnoses

  • marter-skFlorida dermatologist Dr. Gary Marder agrees to pay $18 million to reimburse the federal government for money received from Medicare for radiation and biopsies that weren’t medically necessary.
  • Dr. Ted Schiff, also a dermatologist, spurred the lawsuit in 2013 after he  noticed that patients who came to him after seeing Marder had no serious skin ailments.
  • People with conditions as benign as freckles, warts or even irritated skin were told by Marder that they had skin cancer.
  • If  Marder doesn’t pay up by Feb. 24, the amount will swell to $41 million, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court late Monday.
  • But Marder can pay $5.2 million before that date to satisfy the $18 million accord.
  • Marder retains his license to practice medicine.

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