BROOKFIELD, CT — A Brookfield dentist has settled an $82,500 civil False Claims Act lawsuit with the state.
Dr. Rawa Hassan was accused in the suit of overcharging for dental restoration fillings the state alleges she did not provide.
The Office of the Attorney General began its investigation after receiving a fraud referral from the Department of Social Services’ Office of Quality Assurance. State investigators developed substantial evidence that between July 2010 and May 2017 Hassan repeatedly overcharged the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program for dental work she did not perform, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s Office.
Specifically, the suit claims Hassan submitted bills to the State Medicaid Program for multi-surface fillings that she either did not perform or the actual work performed was more limited and less expensive than that identified on the claim.
In numerous cases, the amount of work performed during the length of