- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley says a Sioux Falls optometrist will pay more than $150,000 in a civil settlement with the state as part of a Medicaid fraud case.

Jackley said Thursday that Advanced EyeCare’s settlement payment will be used to reimburse state and federal Medicaid spending and for investigative costs.

Advanced EyeCare president Jeffrey Browen, who signed the agreement, also agreed to get more training. The state contended that the practice submitted some payment claims for services that were improperly coded or weren’t medically necessary.

Jackley says the settlement isn’t an admission of liability by the practice.

Local, state and federal agencies were involved in the case. Browen didn’t immediately return a request for comment.



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