A dental clinic called Kool Smiles with several locations across 17 states has been performing unnecessary baby root canals and tooth extractions on children and then billing Medicaid.
The Justice Department has reached a settlement of $23.9 million over the False Claims Act for Kool Smiles’ infractions. They state that Kool Smiles sent in false claims to Medicaid because they insisted that the procedures were necessary. They also found that the dentists gave children stainless steel crowns when they didn’t need them and charged for root canals that they didn’t do. [Read more…] about Dentists Bill Medicaid for Unnecessary Procedures on Children