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August 25, 2021
LANSING - A Dearborn dentist faces several felonies connected to fraudulent billing, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.
Ghada Beydoun, DDS, was arraigned this morning on 10 counts of Medicaid fraud-false claim, a four-year felony, in 54B District Court in East Lansing.
Dr. Beydoun was enrolled in Healthy Kids Dental, a Medicaid program intended to provide necessary dental care to the children of low-income households. The attorney general's complaint alleges that on multiple occasions in 2017 and 2018, Dr. Beydoun billed Healthy Kids Dental for services-usually fillings-that she did not provide, therefore fraudulently obtaining taxpayer dollars.
"The Medicaid program, and in particular programs like Healthy Kids Dental, are intended to provide essential services to Michigan children who might not otherwise be able to obtain these services," Nessel said. "When unscrupulous providers exploit these programs to line their own pockets, they will be held accountable."
Dr. Beydoun was given a $50,000 personal recognizance bond. A preliminary exam is set for Sept. 10 at 9 a.m.
The Michigan Department of Attorney General, Health Care Fraud Division, receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $5,025,536 for Federal fiscal year 2021. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $1,675.177, is funded by the State of Michigan.
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