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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:20 PM

Texas, feds take action on orthodontic fraud

DALLAS A Dallas dentist has agreed to pay the state and federal government $1.2 million to resolve allegations that he submitted false orthodontic claims under Medicaid.

Dr. Richard Malouf, former majority owner of All Smiles Dental Center, allegedly submitted false Medicaid claims between 2004 and 2007.

News 8 reported on Malouf's lavish homes and two multimillion dollar corporate jets. Malouf did not admit any wrongdoing or liability in his settlement.

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Eleven dental operations statewide have had their state funds suspended for credible allegations of fraud in billing the Texas Medicaid Orthodontics program. This follows a 10-month News 8 investigation of medicaid orthodontics in Texas, which found the state spends more on braces for poor children than the rest of the nation combined.

More at http://www.wfaa.com/news/investigates/Agencies-take-action-on-Orthodntic-Fraud--143737026.html

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northoftheborder Mar 2012 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:23 PM

1. Fraud against Medicare & Medicaid make me livid.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:11 PM

2. Good catch

Now convict and sentence them

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:21 PM

3. Me too

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