Feds: Dentist Double-Billed Patients & Medicaid, Stole Thousands

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A dentist in South Florida faces fraud charges for billing patients for work already covered under Medicaid.

Dr. Fadi Yousef Qablawi, 39, targeted elderly patients with Medicaid by telling them their procedure would have to be paid out-of-pocket, despite knowing that Medicaid would actually cover the work, according to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit under the Office of Attorney General in Florida.

Dentures, for example, require only a 5 percent co-pay from the insured individual aged 21 and older, per the Florida Medicaid Dental Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook.

Source: Feds: Dentist Double-Billed Patients & Medicaid, Stole Thousands / CBS Miami

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