Louisiana Dentist Settles Case Involving Medically Unnecessary Claims
On June 21, 2017, Robert J. Edwards, DDS (Dr. Edwards), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, entered into a $80,070.10 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Dr. Edwards submitted claims for medically unnecessary root canals on permanent teeth, extractions, restorations, and stainless steel crowns for a number of pediatric Medicaid dental beneficiaries. OIG's Office of Evaluations and Inspections and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Geoffrey Hymans and Geeta Tyalor, collaborated to achieve this settlement.
- Date:June 21, 2017
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