Lawmakers Want Answers on Dental, Orthodontic Fraud

Updated Oct. 15, 9:40 p.m.:

As new details on Medicaid dental and orthodontic fraud investigations emerged at a House Public Health hearing on Monday, lawmakers warned that state agencies should not shirk responsibility for allowing the payment of millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicaid claims.

“We’ve had breaks in the accountability chain within our own agencies… but if we were more on top of our game we might have been able to stop a lot of this,” said Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker. “I think we need to keep pointing the finger back at us.”

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