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Arch Family Dentistry office managers charged with healthcare fraud

Contributed By:The 411 News

Practice submitted $350,000 in false and fictitious claims to Indiana Medicaid

Justyn Arch, age 34, and Trystan Arch, age 31 both of Valparaiso, Indiana were charged with healthcare fraud by way of a single count Grand Jury Indictment which was unsealed today, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Gary T. Bell, of the Indiana Northern District Federal Court.

According to documents in this case, Arch Complete Family Dentistry, with offices located in Chesterton, Crown Point, and briefly in Knox, Indiana, was an authorized Indiana Medicaid provider of dental procedures.

In October 2017, Justyn Arch, Vice President of Arch Complete Family Dentistry, also managed the Crown Point office. Trystan Arch managed the Chesterton office.

The Indictment alleges that Justyn and Trystan Arch executed a scheme to defraud Indiana Medicaid by causing false and fictitious entries in patient files. The false entries showed that Arch dentists performed dental surgery when in fact no surgery had been performed.

The claims totaled more than $350,000 in false and fictitious claims to Indiana Medicaid.

This case is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indiana Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the assistance of the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Philip C. Benson.

Story Posted:02/22/2021

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