Sunday, May 26

D.C. dentist and dental hygienist indicted on healthcare fraud costs

A D.C. dentist and dental hygienist have each been indicted on costs of healthcare fraud, wire fraud, making false statements regarding healthcare fraud, and conspiracy.

Steven Price, a 66-year-old D.C. dentist, and Keidi Moore, a 37-year-old Temple Hills, Maryland dental hygienist, are accused of defrauding D.C. Medicaid with false claims to the tune of $4 million. The pair have been indicted Wednesday.

Mr. Price operated a dental apply that employed Ms. Moore, the Washington Smile Center. 

From January 2017 by means of March 22, 2022, Mr. Price and Ms. Moore are accused of conspiring to defraud Medicaid by submitting false claims for providers that have been by no means offered to Medicaid recipients.

In explicit, the pair are alleged to have filed false claims for 2 procedures, placing in house maintainers and scientific crown lengthening.

Some sufferers have been related to greater than 30 purported crown lengthenings and over 20 house maintainer procedures throughout the five-year span, in accordance with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

If convicted, Mr. Price and Ms. Moore face years in jail. Conspiracy and wire fraud costs each carry a most sentence of 20 years, healthcare fraud carries a most sentence of 10 years, and false statements regarding healthcare fraud carries a most sentence of 5 years.

Financial penalties and a forfeiture of proceeds would even be a part of sentencing.

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