Anchorage dentist charged with Medicaid fraud, ‘unlawful dental acts’ 

An Anchorage dentist faces a slew of allegations that he unnecessarily sedated patients in order to maximize Medicaid payments, according to charging documents filed in court this week.Seth Lookhart of Clear Creek Dental was charged with 17 counts of fraud and “unlawful dental acts” based on an investigation by the state Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Office of Inspector General and agents from the FBI and DEA.Lookhart’s office manager, Shauna Cranford, faces 16 charges. Ten of the charges are felonies.Among the charges, filed Monday, are allegations that in 2016, Lookhart billed nearly $2 million in intravenous sedation without proper justification; that he illegally diverted funds from his employer; and he performed a tooth extraction while standing on a hoverboard, filmed it and texted it to others, while a patient was sedated.

Source: Anchorage dentist charged with Medicaid fraud, ‘unlawful dental acts’ – Alaska Dispatch News

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