Iowa Dentist Agreed to Settle After Accusations of Improper Billing

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A dentist in Cedar Rapids has agreed to pay in order to resolve allegations that he improperly charged for certain procedures and dental records.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dennis Schuller, D.D.S. consented to pay $100,000 after he was accused of violating the False Claims Act by improperly billing Medicaid for certain x-rays and exams, medically unnecessary procedures, and other medically unnecessary items.

The government suspected that between August 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010, Dr. Schuller improperly billed for visits performed exclusively by hygienists and improperly charged Medicaid for various medical procedures, exams, and unnecessary medical materials.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said all claims settled by the agreement were are all allegations, not an admission or determination of liability.

The settlement arose from an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services.