Dentists warn that Medicaid audits could harm children’s dental care in Nebraska

LINCOLN — National and state dental leaders are raising the alarm over Medicaid audits that they say threaten the care of young children in Nebraska with mouths full of rotting teeth.

The audits led one pediatric dentist in Lincoln to stop seeing Medicaid patients, a step that left the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department’s dental program without anyone to treat the most severe cases.

He quit this fall after paying $50,000 to the government in a settlement agreement and another $75,000 in legal fees.

Three other pediatric dentists face the prospect of having to repay as much as $200,000 for questioned procedures.

Source: Dentists warn that Medicaid audits could harm children’s dental care in Nebraska / omaha.com

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