Oklahoma City Dentist Charged with Health Care Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City dentist has been charged in federal court with health care fraud for allegedly submitting claims for dental services she didn’t provide.
Robin Lockwood, 44, a licensed dentist with the State of Oklahoma was charged with one count of health care fraud. She was employed by Ocean Dental.
According to the charges, Lockwood allegedly falsified treatment notes submitted by the dental practice for Medicaid reimbursement between July 2007 and December 2010. Lockwood allegedly benefited from the scheme because she received a percentage of the reimbursement for her services.
The charges also allege that Lockwood billed for multi-surface fillings that she didn’t complete, upcoded bills to receive more money as well as billed for services not reimbursable by Medicaid by using a different billing code.
The charges were a result of an investigation performed by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.
If convicted, Lockwood could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud. The unit helps raise awareness as well as investigates and prosecutes provider fraud and abuse of residents in Medicaid-funded nursing homes.