AG Hawley Announces Mount Vernon Dentist Charged with Defrauding Medicaid

Aug 23, 2017, 10:19 AM
Aug 23, 2017, 10:17 AM

Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Joshua Hawley today announced that his office, along with Lawrence County Prosecutor Don Trotter, has filed criminal charges against Dr. Thomas Alms, DDS.   

The complaint charges that Dr. Alms of Mount Vernon, Missouri, committed three felony counts of Medicaid Fraud, and one felony count of obstructing a Medicaid Fraud investigation. The complaint alleges that Dr. Alms billed Medicaid for dental services that he did not provide including office visits, pulp vitality tests, pre-orthodontic visits, bone grafting by quadrant, and multi-sided tooth restorations. Additionally, the complaint alleges that in the course of Attorney General Hawley’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s investigation, Dr. Alms provided false documentation to investigators. 

“Criminal actions like these alleged against Dr. Alms will not be tolerated,” Hawley said. “My office is firm in its commitment to protect Missourians from fraudulent actions that cost taxpayer money.”