Posted and filed under Dental, Fraud, FWA, Medical Record Auditing.

Dental Fraud: Standard of Care Violations

Even more than money … what about the standard of care? This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column for more expert insights from our network of providers, investigators, and fraud experts. This article points out another violation of law related to dental misconduct in addition…

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Dental Fraud: More Than Money

This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column for more expert insights from our network of providers, investigators, and fraud experts. …What do the records say? This article points out additional violations of law related to fraudulent dental misconduct – medical records forgery or simple lack…

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Fraud Spotlight: Why Dental Fraud is Overlooked & Ignored

Over the past few weeks, we have been blogging and posting about the “red-headed step-child” of healthcare fraud, dental fraud. One of our retired OIG agents recently heard this tale, which bears repeating: At a recent visit, his mother was told by the treating dentist that she had a gum infection and needed to see…

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Dental Fraud: Isolated or a Pattern?

This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column next week for more examples of dental fraud from real cases! This article points out some basics of dental misconduct – fraud.  A dentist who bills for services not performed is committing fraud.  For example, billing for the…

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Dental Fraud from a Different Perspective

This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column next week for more examples of dental fraud from real cases! This article points out a unique aspect about dental fraud that has significant impacts on the dental office and the dentist who practices there –…

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A Frank Discussion on Dental Fraud

Our Founder and Managing Director Jeanmarie Loria sat down with retired OIG Special Agent Eric Rubenstein to discuss dental fraud, unscrupulous dentists, and the claims-related intricacies of the dental industry. Here’s how it went… JL: My aunt in California paid an additional $10 for personal protective equipment (PPE) on top of her dental visit. Other members…

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Rinse & Spit: Investigating Dental Fraud

Next Week On The Blog: Jeanmarie Loria sits down with her partner Eric Rubenstein, retired OIG Agent, to ask him why he had more cases on pharmacy pain management and DME than dental fraud.  Dental fraud stinks worse than the most severe case of halitosis.    Picture this.   Brooklyn NY 1960. All 5 of…

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Is Dental Fraud the New Normal?

As an auditing firm, we are well aware that dental fraud is alive and well in the American healthcare system. With so many American children covered by Medicaid, dentists have taken it upon themselves to begin offering unnecessary and Al-La-Carte services in order to maximize profits. Many offices justify this unethical practice by mentioning that…

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Fraud Spotlight: What We Can Learn From The Novartis Settlement

The Fraud Spotlight series is a long-form examination of current fraud trends and investigative strategies from our team of retired OIG agents and expert fraud investigators. Stay tuned for weekly insights, updates, and information on healthcare’s most expensive crimes. If you are keeping a scorecard on healthcare fraud prosecutions and settlements, you undoubtedly saw that…

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3 Common Healthcare Fraud Schemes

Scroll through any law enforcement or OIG newsroom, and you’ll quickly learn that healthcare fraud comes in many shapes and sizes. There is no one-size-fits-all fraud scheme adopted by those looking to exploit the system for a buck (or a few million). This is what makes healthcare fraud such a persistent problem. Fraud examiners, enforcement…

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