Friday, March 19, 2010
A dentist in Massachusetts is being accused of using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts for his root canals on Medicaid patients. Even worse, he billed for the more expensive procedure. Now he is in big trouble for fraud. I wonder if he billed for the paper clip price (the amount reimbursed by Medicaid) would that get him a lesser sentence? Probably not, but it would be really cool if he used the McGuyver defense. Actually, the guy is in more trouble for making false billing claims under other dentists' names who he employed as well as prescribing drugs to his staff and then asking them to return them to him for his use. Nostradougus believes he will claim the "addiction to drugs" defense in order to get off. More to come.
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 5:23 AM