Showing posts with label Small Smiles Dental Centers Excluded from All federal programs. Show all posts
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Small Smiles exclusion- Senator Grassley is happy with the “Victory for Accountability”

Grassley: Notice from Inspector General is a Victory for Accountability

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March 10, 2014
WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley, senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said the decision of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services to disqualify CSHM, LLC from the Medicaid program “will protect both taxpayers and vulnerable children receiving dental care in the Medicaid program.”
The Inspector General delivered a Notice of Exclusion (click here to read the Notice) following a year-long investigation by Grassley and then-Chairman Max Baucus of Montana into allegations of abusive treatment of children in clinics controlled by corporate investors rather than dentists.  The senators issued a report and recommendations last July and urged the administration to ban dental clinics from participating in the Medicaid program if the dental clinics circumvent state laws designed to ensure only licensed dentists own dental practices to prevent substandard care.
“Our oversight found that when states can’t hold owners accountable, then clinics are more likely to fail to meet standards that protect the children who should be helped,” Grassley said.  “The actions of some dental practices strained the Medicaid program and put low-income children in traumatic, highly questionable situations.”


FINALLY! Small Smiles Dental Centers are EXCLUDED from Medicaid and other Federal health programs!


After 7 long years of persistence, it’s finally happened! Small Smiles Dental Centers are excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal Health Care Programs!

Small Smiles Dental Centers - CSHM Exclusion Letter by Dentist The Menace

Let us not forget, the dental centers Quality and Compliance was overseen by:

Dr. Paul Casamassimo
Dr. Arthur Nowak
Dr. Joe Bernat
Dr. Anupama Tate
Dr. Steve Adair

Quality & Compliance - Dental Centers - CSHM by Dentist The Menace


I can’t woo hoo and OMG enough—I’m shaking from head to toe with glee!!!!!

Now, where can I locate a bottle of the “good stuff” Champaign!