Dental Management Company Pays $24M Settlement

Dental management company settles pediatric dentirsy billing lawsuitsThe largest dental management company in the US is paying $24 million to settle claims of Medicaid fraud.

Forba Holdings LLC owns 68 “Small Smiles” dental clinics where pediatric dentists serve half a million low-income children in 22 states.

According to the Justice Department, the clinics filed claims for unnecessary pediatric dentistry – including so-called “baby root canals” and other possibly risky procedures.

Forba has agreed to pay $24 million to settle the lawsuits, but did not admit wrongdoing. Their clinics remain open, still providing dentistry for children, though the dental management company will add precautions against future Medicaid fraud.

Of course there’s a pediatric dentist here and there who’s unscrupulous… but a dental practice management company with chronic billing “inconsistencies”?!? Not a good sign.

Read more: Forba Settles Suits Over Unneeded Child Dental Work

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Most dentists report having had at least one negative experience with a dental consultant. In dental survey we conducted, dentists were asked if they had been disappointed by dental consultants. The majority (62%) indicate they have had problems with consultants in the past. On the other hand, 38% report being smart and/or lucky enough to avoid the bad ones.

The survey did not differentiate between dental marketing consultants and dental management consultants, but complaints about both groups were similar.

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