Dentists, Dr. Brent Martin
, Dr. Shahrzad Haghayegh-Askarian, Karen Anderson, MassHealth
, Suzanne Bump
"Our paid claims for calendar year 13 is a little over $260 million," said Dr. Brent Martin, the MassHealth Dental Director.
"The fact is I don't think there is any excuse for 53 fluoride treatments in one patient," Dr. Martin
While Dr. Martin says MassHealth is ultimately responsible, he placed much of the blame on a third party contractor hired by the state to process the claims.
"By seeing the findings by the office of the State Auditor, we knew we had things to go fix, which we did," he
says many of those loopholes that allowed those payments to go through have now been closed.
has a message for anyone who tries to get away with it in the future.
"We will find you," he