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Monday, April 21, 2008

Illinois Dental Management Co. to Pay $3M to Settle Allegations of Improper Billing

An Illinois company that manages dental practices in 12 states and its CEO have agreed to pay $1.65 Million to settle claims of improper billing to Illinois Medicaid.  The company, Heartland Dental, Inc., also will pay $1.35 Million to settle allegations that newly hired dentists issued prescriptions prior to registration with the DEA as a means to generate revenue for Heartland. 

The lawsuit was originally filed in 2003 by Lori Jamison under the federal False Claims Act.  Ms. Jamison, a former employee of one of Heartland’s predecessor entities, will receive $412,500 as her share of the settlement.

Click here to read the PressZoom press release Illinois Dental Management Company to pay $3 Million to Settle Allegations of False Billing, Dentist Registration.

Posted by Quitam Help Admin on 04/21 at 08:32 PM
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