Nebraska dentist sentenced to 10 months in prison for healthcare fraud: 5 notes

U.S. attorney Joseph Kelly and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson sentenced Omaha, Neb.-based dentistry Gregory Garro, DDS, to 10 months in prison for healthcare fraud, according to 1011 Now.

Here are five notes:

1. Between February 2013 and January 2016, Dr. Garro submitted 129 false claims for procedures he never performed. He also submitted false claims in Iowa.

2. Dr. Garro must pay the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Medicaid division $82,544 in restitution. He also owes the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals $4,738.

3. The dentist was first charged with 24 counts of healthcare fraud. He pled guilty to one count earlier in March.

4. It was recommended Dr. Garro spend five months in a residential re-entry center and five months under home confinement with two years of supervised release.

5. Dr. Garro paid $30,000 to settle the claims he submitted incorrect billing to the state's Medicaid program in 2010. This was part of a civil action of violating the Nebraska False Medicaid Claims Act.

More articles on dentists:
Shooting outside Colorado dental office leaves one person dead
Massachusetts Dental Society agrees to 9% pay cut: 5 things to know
Henry Schein partners with International College of Dentists: 5 takeaways

Copyright © 2021 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.

Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Podcast