HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against a Fairfield dentist over allegations of defrauding the state's Medicaid program.
The defendant in the case is Dr. Aram Agadjanian, also known as Aram Yuri Agadzanov. He is a resident of Fairfield and a licensed dentist who participated in the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program from May 2009 to May 2015.
Jepsen’s office alleges the defendant conducted a long-term scheme to defraud the program, falsely billing more than $900,000 for dental services. These billed-for services were never actually delivered to clients.
"The Connecticut False Claims Act gives my office the authority to seek damages and other relief from medical providers and others who defraud the Medicaid program by submitting false claims for reimbursements," Jepsen said.
The attorney general said the defendant preyed on a vulnerable population – elderly Medicaid participants. He said his office will continue to hold accountable those who defraud the program.
“Through our partnership with the DSS, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and other law enforcement agencies, we will work to hold accountable those who set out to defraud state and federal healthcare programs,” Jepsen said. “This lawsuit will seek to recover damages incurred by the state's Medicaid program and to deter others from defrauding taxpayer funded programs in the future."