Friday, June 29, 2012

Our most recent dental Medicaid fraud case All Smiles and Dr. Malouf

People have been asking me about my recently unsealed and intervened dental Medicaid fraud case.  The petition that the State of Texas filed is below.

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As alleged in the lawsuit by the State, clinics like the ones run by Malouf have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.  Where did your taxpayer dollars fo?  Click here for possible answers. 

Texans deserve better.  Taxpayers deserve to have their tax dollars spent well, not wasted.  Fortunately, lawyers from the Texas Attorney General's Office and its Civil Medicaid Fraud Division are on the case pursuing justice for Texans, taxpayers, and children.  Onward! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

More Texas dental Medicaid news

From the Houston Chronicle:
Most money goes for crowns.  Nearly 40 percent of restorative Medicaid-paid work performed on Texas children's primary teeth involves the use of stainless steel crowns, records show. And nearly 60 cents of every Medicaid dollar spent on primary teeth restorations goes for stainless steel crowns.
 Besides the extra expense, installing the crowns on small children sometimes requires general anesthesia or sedation (medication intended to relax a patient but not produce unconsciousness). Both carry risks of adverse reaction, overdose or other complications.
At least three young Medicaid patients have died and others have suffered brain damage while under anesthesia for crowns in recent years. 

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And what exactly are we talking about?  Ever hear of the term "metal mouth"? Here is what some dentists are doing to poor Texas kids: