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Attorney General Josh Stein Announces Nearly $500,000 Settlement Over Medicaid Fraud

(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a settlement with Dr. Carlos J. Privette, D.D.S., a dentist in Cary, over the submission of fraudulent claims to the North Carolina Medicaid program. Claims were submitted on Dr. Privette's behalf for inhalation of nitrous oxide, performance of full mouth debridements, performance of limited and complete oral evaluations, and the surgical removal of teeth from Medicaid recipients. It has been alleged that these services were not medically necessary and/or had no supporting clinical documentation. Dr. Privette will pay the North Carolina Medicaid Program $470,000 in restitution.


Action Details

  • Date:April 27, 2018
  • Agency:North Carolina Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies