Eye Surgeon Admits to $3.6M in Health Insurance Fraud
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An ophthalmologist in Rye, NY, has pleaded guilty in connection with a seven-year healthcare fraud scheme. Dr. Ameet Goyal falsely billed for millions of dollars of procedures he did not perform, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s … Read More

TDA honors OIG’s Chief Dental Officer
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Dr. Janice Reardon, Chief Dental Officer of the Office of Inspector General, has been honored with the Lifetime Membership Award by the Texas Dental Association. The award recognizes her 30 years of continuous membership in the TDA. A graduate of … Read More

Ex-NFL players plead guilty to health care fraud scheme
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WASHINGTON — Former NFL players Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover and Robert McCune pleaded guilty for their roles in a nationwide health care fraud scheme and could face years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Portis, Vanover and … Read More

UPMC Doc Regularly Double-booked Medicare, Medicaid Surgeries
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has alleged that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania (UPMC) and the head of cardiothoracic surgery, James Luketich, “fraudulently bill[ed] Medicare and Medicaid for complex surgeries,” according to court documents.  The complaint … Read More

The Changing Face of Fraud During the Pandemic
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More than a year into the pandemic and all the government programs, funding, and relief that came along with it, the federal government is accelerating its pace of prosecution of fraud.  Since the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and … Read More

Former Long Island Dentist Sentenced In Medicaid Fraud
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SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — A former dentist from Long Island was convicted of Medicaid fraud and sentenced to prison, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Wednesday. Dawer Nadi, 63, submitted false Medicaid claims for dental services after his … Read More

COVID-19 crushed the income of female dentists
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September 3, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic affected the income of all dentists in 2020, but female clinicians took a much bigger financial hit than their male colleagues, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) on … Read More

Clinics struggling to find dental hygienists, assistants
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The latest ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) survey, conducted in August, included additional questions relating to staffing and found that recruitment challenges were becoming an issue in U.S. dental offices. For 40.1% of all respondents, filling vacant positions in the … Read More

Dearborn Dentist Charged With Medicaid Fraud
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Ghada Beydoun, DDS, was a member of Healthy Kids Dental, and fraudulently obtained taxpayer dollars by billing the program for services she never did on multiple occasions in 2017 and 2018, according to Nessel’s offce. Dr. Beydoun now faces 10 … Read More

Behavioral health provider to pay $15.3M over false claims
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Federal prosecutors have reached consent judgments with a company accused of fraud while providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services at community clinics throughout Delaware, authorities said Thursday. Connections Community Support Programs, which also is the former medical and … Read More

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