Report: NY paid $13.2M for questionable Medicaid services | Dr. Bicuspid

March 28, 2014 — Some 23 New York state general dentists and six orthodontists received $13.2 million in Medicaid payments in 2012 for services that appeared unnecessary or may not have been performed at all, according to a new report by federal health investigators.

The 29 providers received “extremely high payments per child; provided an extremely large number of services per child; or provided certain selected services, such as pulpotomies or extractions, to an extremely high proportion of children,” according to the 21-page report released March 26 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General…

Report: NY paid $13.2M for questionable Medicaid services.

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