The self-prescribing dentist

The Michigan State Police Jackson Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), a drug team, asked for BCBSM/CFI’s help with an investigation of a Jackson County dentist. The team received information that the dentist was illegally prescribing controlled substances to people who weren’t his patients anymore or who hadn’t received treatment in several months. Plus, the team assumed that the dentist was also abusing controlled substances. The investigation confirmed all the allegations against the dentist and he ultimately pled guilty to felony drug charges.

In addition, a receptionist employed by the dentist was forging prescriptions for controlled substances for herself and her family members. She also pled guilty and was sentenced on drug-related charges.

We urge all Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members who suspect health care fraud to call our Anti-Fraud Hotline at 1-800-482-3787.