NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office has reached a civil settlement with Dr. David B. DiMarco, M.D. and his companies D.B. DiMarco, M.D., P.C. (D.B. DiMarco) and DiMarco Vein Centers LLC (DiMarco Vein Centers), securing more than $2 million for Medicaid. The settlement resolves an investigation by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) into illegal Medicaid billing practices for vein treatments performed by Dr. DiMarco. The OAG found that Dr. DiMarco submitted more than 1,000 claims for procedures to Medicaid without sufficient documentation to show what procedures were actually performed or why the procedures were medically necessary, resulting in overpayment of Medicaid reimbursement. As a result of the settlement announced today, DiMarco will pay $2,139,037 to Medicaid and he will also withdraw from the New York State Medicaid program.
“When providers scam Medicaid, they take resources and medical care away from New Yorkers in need,” said Attorney General James. “My office investigated Dr. DiMarco’s illegal billing practices, and now we are returning more than $2 million in critical funding to the Medicaid program. My office will continue to hold Medicaid providers accountable to ensure we protect the integrity of this critical program.”