Settlement reached with dentist who defrauded Medicaid

Posted at: 08/16/2013 11:37 PM

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The state attorney general's office says there's a criminal and civil settlement with a Rochester dentist who fraudulently billed Medicaid.

The office says Dr. Samir Khalil previously plead guilty to grand larceny charges. According to the felony complaint, he improperly received more than $480,000 from Medicaid over a four year period. In addition, the office says he "upcoded" and billed Medicaid for claims and services which resulted in more than $3,000 in false billings.

Investigators say he collected the money through his company Parkwood Dental Care on Elmwood Avenue.

"As taxpayers, we rely on a good health care system for all of us," says Catherine Wagner of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Unit. "When a provider defrauds it and takes advantage it's a trickle effect on the integrity of the health care program of Medicaid and other programs."

The office says Khalil completed the last of his payments back to New York State and was sentenced to full restitution and community service on his felony conviction.

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