DA: Dentist, business manager agree to pay $1.5 million for improper billing of TennCare

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee announced on Tuesday that local dental provider Dr. Don Flanagan and former business manager Franci Raines have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations of knowingly and improperly submitting false claims for dental services to TennCare.

Flanagan formerly owned Cloudland Dental, which had locations in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Crossville and Sweetwater, according to the Attorney’s Office.

The settlement resolves allegations that from January 2015 through February 2019, Cloudland Dental knowingly submitted, or caused to be submitted, TennCare claims for payment that falsely identified Flanagan as the provider for services that were actually performed by uncredentialed dentists who were ineligible to bill TennCare at the Cleveland, Crossville and Sweetwater Cloudland Dental offices.

Source: DA: Dentist, business manager agree to pay $1.5 million for improper billing of TennCare / WBIR

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