Saturday, August 21, 2010

$40M in dental Medicaid fraud

From the Daily News:

New Yorkers are taking it on the chin for bad dental bills.

The state's Medicaid program paid out $40 million for excessive dental cleanings and examinations over five years, according to an audit out today from state Controller Thomas DiNapoli.

One dental clinic got paid for 79 exams given to one patient over four years, according to the audit, a copy of which was obtained by the Daily News.

The law allows only eight exams over four years.

Other findings included a dentist who billed taxpayers for 18 cleanings for one patient over five years and a patient who received 32 cleanings from 19 separate dentists over three years.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i am sure glad that n.y.s. finally got to the ROOT(canal)
of the problem.....

Anonymous said...

Time to call in the forensic accountants and auditors and see where all our taxpayer money has gone. Then the government needs to re-register Medicaid recipients and make sure they are here legally. We need a do-over and we need to weed out waste, fraud and inefficiency.

Anonymous said...

let me guess russians?

living in forest hills or brooklyn

Anonymous said...

32 cleanings? that's one per tooth!

Anonymous said...

remember illegal medicare recipients equals 30 million
democrat votes in 2012.......

Anonymous said...

Remember in November!

Anonymous said...

Forest Hills and Rego"stan" in those numbers for sure.

nyscof said...

Yet, people still trust dentists when they advocate for the continued fluoridation of New York City's water, even though the evidence shows that the $30 million spent yearly adding unnecessary fluoride chmicals into NYC's water supply is not stopping tooth decay.

Take action to remove fluoride from NYC's water supply. Preserve your teeth, health and wallet

http://www.FluorideAction.Net