The OIG dental team traveled to Laredo in January to perform clinical examinations in collaboration with federal and state investigators.
OIG Chief Dental Officer Dr. Janice Reardon and OIG Senior Dental Analyst Sherry Jenkins aided the FBI and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
The 24 exams over the course of two days focused on Medicaid clients from a local provider. The clinical exams included x-rays and photographs.
Investigators also gathered patient records for review, and they interviewed some of the beneficiaries and their parents. The case remains under investigation.