Dr. John Durmon, a Warren dentist, was ordered to pay $136,032 in restitution, fines and court costs after pleading guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud, according to Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
Durman, 59, must pay $33,383.05 in restitution, along with a triple penalty penalty of $100,149.15, on or before on or before July 29. He must also pay $2,500 in fines and court costs, and is barred from being a Medicaid provider for the next five years.
“Durmon’s plea based on his appalling and unrestrained criminal conduct underscores our decision to charge him for Medicaid fraud,” Rutledge said. “We must stop this type of corruption with taxpayer dollars.”
Durmon, according to a news release from Rutledge, submitted 2,557 claims for X-rays for 85 Medicaid recipients from October 2016 through December 2017. Records indicate Durmon had not properly taken, developed, used or maintained X-rays as required by Medicaid program regulations. Durmon was paid a total of $153,077.95 for the claims.
Durmon also submitted 637 claims for various dental services, including extractions, amalgam and resin composite fillings for 33 Medicaid recipients from September 2015 through December 2017. Records indicate Durmon charged the Medicaid program for those services, but the services were not provided. Durmon was paid a total of $33,383.05 for the claims.