Medicare Exclusion for Doctor’s ‘Aberrational’ Conduct Halted

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A Recent York doctor who serves low-income patients can proceed receiving Medicare reimbursements pending an administrative hearing on whether he needs to be excluded from this system, a federal court said.

A statutory exclusion based on a criminal conviction for interfering with an audit is permissive, not mandatory, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Recent York said. Vincent Leddy thus will likely succeed on his argument that exclusion isn’t warranted, it said.

This can be a “truly exceptional case,” Judge Gary R. Brown said.

Leddy has operated a medical practice in Brentwood, N.Y., an underserved area through which many …

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