Monday, April 07, 2014

Non-Dentist dental clinic owner arrested for Medicaid fraud in Indiana

Heads up all you others out there! Round of applause to Indiana AG, however, this is small peas, you have much bigger ones doing the same. Time to put some corporation executives in there with Ms. Metzner.

Anderson Dental Center Busted for Alleged Medicaid Fraud

By Mike Corbin - | @WIBC_MikeCorbin

wibcAn Anderson-based dental group has been busted for alleged Medicaid fraud and corruption.

The Indiana Attorney General's office says the unlicensed owner of Anderson Dental Center, three dentists and four employees all face charges they bilked Medicaid of at least $300,000. Authorities say owner Sally Metzner and others submitted false and inflated claims to the Indiana Medicaid program for dental service payments. They say some of the documents were forged to get higher reimbursements than they were due.

The dentists 73-year-old Paul Pangallo, 69-year-old Jeffrey Rich and 46-year-old Thomas Dubois are also charged with money laundering, Medicaid fraud and theft. The four office workers are charged with corrupt business influence. A fifth worker is charged with prescription drug fraud. An affidavit alleges the fraudulent billing continued even after authorities executed search warrants at the office.

Sally Metzner