by Arkansas Business Staff
on Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018 4:53 pm
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A south Arkansas dentist has been arrested and charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud totaling more than $185,000.
Dr. John Durmon of Warren turned himself in to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department after an investigation by the state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office, which announced the arrest.
Durmon allegedly submitted 2,557 claims for X-rays for 85 Medicaid recipients from October 2016 through December 2017. Durmon was paid $153,078 for the claims, although the AG’s office said Durmon had not properly taken, developed, used or maintained X-rays as required by Medicaid regulations.
Durmon is also accused of submitting 637 false claims for various dental services for 33 Medicaid recipients from September 2015 through December 2017. Durmon was paid $33,383 for the claims, although the investigation concluded that the services were never provided.