Idaho dental hygienist accused of Medicaid fraud 

Federal prosecutors have accused Cherie R. Dillon of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft tied to her Payette business, Dental Healthcare with Heart.

They say Dillon, 60, performed dental procedures that could only be carried out by a dentist. She also allegedly lied about being supervised by a dentist, instead performing diagnoses herself and directing contract dentists to carry out treatment programs that she said were drawn up by the nonexistent supervisor, according to an indictment issued earlier this month.

Dillon is charged with seven counts of health care fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity theft. The identity theft counts accuse Dillon of fraudulently billing insurance carriers for reimbursement using the credentials of a dentist who had not performed any work.

Source: Fruitland dental hygienist accused of Medicaid fraud | Idaho Statesman

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