At the same stakeholders meeting last February that representatives from MCNA and Dentaquest provided briefings, the then-dental director for the Health and Human Services Inspector General, Dr. Linda Altenhoff, presented on rules and regulations regarding solicitation by dental providers.
Altenhoff is now with MCNA, leaving IG last August.
Misled orthodontic stakeholders in 2009
She is also the individual that told a similar orthodontic stakeholders meeting in 2009 that all prior authorization requests for Medicaid orthodontic treatment were being reviewed by a board certified orthodontist when in fact TMHP was using low-paid, high school graduates to do the reviews.
Providing public service to make information public
Again, as a public service, TDMR is dragging this video (20-minutes long) and accompanying slides out of the dustbin of the HHS video archives so that providers can get the information and help them with their practices. It is sad that we have to do this.
Dr. Linda Altenhoff, then-dental director, IG – “Solicitation by Medicaid Providers”Altenhoff presentation Feb 26 2016