Orthodontist Illegally Charged MassHealth Patients For Missed Or Canceled Appointments, AG Healey Alleges

Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah was already being accused by Healey of using “young patients as pawns to steal millions of dollars” by keeping children in braces for longer than medically necessary.

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- New accusations against a local orthodontist already accused of keeping kids in braces longer than necessary. The state attorney general's office now says that Dr. Mo Rizkallah illegally charged MassHealth patients for missed or canceled appointments. The new claims were added to a lawsuit accusing the orthodontist of submitting millions in false claims to MassHealth. Dr. Rizkallah operates the Braces Place in Somerville, Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Framingham, and Lynn.