Rutledge Announces Arrest of Dentist for Illegally Billing Medicaid
January 28, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a North Little Rock dentist for making false statements on billing records to the Arkansas Medicaid Program.
Dr. Brian Moore, 47, of Maumelle, is accused of billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services not rendered between January 24, 2016 and December 31, 2017, totaling about $9,000. Following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, Moore was arrested today at his North Little Rock business. He is charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud, a Class B felony and a Class A misdemeanor.
“Moore has taken advantage of his young Medicaid patients and the Arkansas Medicaid Program,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I will not tolerate people cheating the Medicaid system and will continue to prosecute those who abuse this important safety net.”
Records indicate Moore submitted false dental information on patients between the ages of 2 and 21 so that the recipient’s dental conditions appeared they needed to receive, and were eligible for, various dental services, such as amalgam and resin composite fillings in order to bill the Medicaid program.
This investigation is being conducted in cooperation with the two State dental managed care companies, Delta Dental of Arkansas and Managed Care of North American, and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General.
Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in residential care facilities, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.