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Attorney General Josh Stein Announces Settlement with Raleigh Dentist over Medicaid Claims

Release date: 1/17/2018

(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a settlement with Javeria Nasir, a dentist in Raleigh. Dr. Nasir allegedly submitted fraudulent claims to the North Carolina Medicaid program. Allegedly, Dr. Nasir submitted claims between Jan. 1, 2015 and July 31, 2017, for “extended care facility calls” and “full mouth debridements” that were not medically necessary, had no supporting clinical documentation, and were performed in violation of Medicaid policy.

“When medical providers charge Medicaid for procedures that aren’t necessary or appropriate, they are cheating taxpayers,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “I will not allow it. My office will continue our efforts to restore money to the Medicaid program and protect taxpayers in our state.”

Dr. Nasir has agreed to pay $100,000 back to the North Carolina Medicaid Program and has taken steps in her practice to avoid this type of conduct in the future.

The investigation and settlement stemmed from Medicaid Investigations Division’s continuing focus on Medicaid dental providers who are engaged in fraudulent practices involving a wide variety of services including dental cleanings, use of nitrous oxide, after hour office visits, palliative care, and upcoding of patient examinations.

This settlement was obtained with the assistance of the North Carolina Department of Justice, Medicaid Investigations Division, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance – Clinical Policy and Program Integrity.


Contact:
Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484

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