Worcester dental office manager sentenced for Medicaid fraud

BOSTON — A Worcester woman was sentenced today for her participation in a scheme to defraud the Massachusetts Medicaid program, commonly known as MassHealth.

Robin Cronin, 61, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to two years’ probation. In September 2020, Cronin pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of health care fraud.

Cronin was indicted by a grand jury and arrested in January 2020 along with co-conspirators Dr. Anthony DiStefano III and Dr. Scott Cale, dentists practicing in Worcester.

DiStefano was barred from participating in the MassHealth insurance program because of concerns regarding the substandard and dangerous dental care he delivered to patients. In order to circumvent his exclusion from the MassHealth provider network, DiStefano recruited another co-defendant, Cale, to join his practice.

Source: Worcester dental office manager sentenced for Medicaid fraud / Sentinel & Enterprise

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