Editorial: Identifying dentist’s Medicaid fraud exception to rule?

There’s nothing more aggravating than egregious examples of fraud in federal programs designed to benefit our most needy citizens.

This unconscionable gaming of the welfare system — and abuse of taxpayers’ funds — hit home recently with the sentencing of a Chelmsford dentist for his role in a $550,000 Medicaid fraud scheme.

U.S. District Court Judge Margaret Guzman earlier this month ordered Dr. Scott Cale, 68, to serve 18 months in prison — less than the three years sought by prosecutors — and one year of supervised release after he pleaded guilty in April to his willful participation in committing health-care fraud.

The sentencing came more than three years after Cale was indicted in 2020. As part of his sentence, he also must pay $1.1 million in restitution.

Cale’s 2020 arrest came after prosecutors said he was involved in a scheme from 2014 to 2018 to help another dentist circumvent his exclusion from MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid system.

Source: Editorial: Identifying dentist’s Medicaid fraud exception to rule? / The Sun

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