Mt. Vernon Dental Expert Implicated of Medicaid Scams

Dr. Thomas Alms keeps innocence versus state charges not yet detailed.

A Mt. Vernon dental expert is once again dealing with accusations that he defrauded Medicaid, following charges submitted by the workplace of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley recently.

Dr. Thomas Alms is keeping his innocence, and his lawyer, Roger Jones, stated that the last time he was implicated of defrauding Medicaid, no charges were submitted. Jones stated that the accusations come from previous deals.

A civil case had been submitted in 2011 by then-Attorney General Chris Koster implicating Alms and his spouse, Laura, of Medicaid scams, but it was dismissed by the Cole County (Jefferson City) Circuit Court in 2013.

Alms is now being charged with 3 felony counts of Medicaid scams and one felony count of blocking a Medicaid scams examination.

Alms stands implicated of billing Medicaid from 2014-16 for services to 26 clients that were not really supplied, consisting of workplace sees, a range of tests, bone grafting, and tooth remediation’s.

The blockage charge associated with an accusation that subpoenaed patient records sent out to the report Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in 2015 included fallacies.

A website for Alms’ practice stated that he finished from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1980 and has lived in Mt. Vernon ever since.

Jones stated that arraignment was held the early morning of Aug. 28, at which his customer pleaded innocent. He stated that they have not been made completely knowledgeable about what Alms has been implicated, but will be so notified at a meeting set for Sept. 15 with Lawrence County Prosecutor Don Trotter and an agent from the workplace of the chief law officer.

” After we see the attorney general of the United States’ discussion we will choose the best ways to continue in the defense,” stated Jones.