OKC Dentist Sentenced to 18 Months for Health Care Fraud Following Joint Investigation with AG Medicaid Fraud Unit
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City dentist has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to submitting claims for dental services that were not provided, Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday.
Robin Lockwood, 44, a licensed dentist with the State of Oklahoma was charged earlier this year with one count of health care fraud. She was employed by Ocean Dental in Oklahoma City.
Lockwood falsified treatment notes submitted by the dental practice for Medicaid reimbursement between July 2007 and December 2010. She benefited from the scheme because she received a percentage of the reimbursement for her services.
Lockwood also billed for multi-surface fillings that she didn’t complete, upcoded bills to receive more money and billed for services not reimbursable by Medicaid by using a different billing code.
The case was a result of an investigation 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.
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.