Fraud and Abuse in Dentistry. Definition. Fraud is the intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value, or surrender a legal right.
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When acting fraudulently or abusively, the dentist would be violating the following ‘rules’ of morality:
1. Criminal penalties and fines.
2. Civil fines
3. Administrative fines and penalties
1. Department of Justice’s #2 priority.
2. “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996” (HIPAA):