The new dental office in D.C.
An administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that the D.N.C.’s dental office is not in compliance with federal rules requiring that it offer at least one dental treatment within the same period as other dentists.
The dental office has been under scrutiny for years for its billing practices.
D.C.-based dental associations have also raised concerns that the dental office was charging more than its fair share of patients.
An appeals court panel found that the Office of Administrative Law Judge (OALJ) should have denied the dental association’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the office from charging patients more than it is legally allowed to charge.
“This decision represents the most significant challenge to the Dental Office’s ability to provide quality care to its patients and the District’s public,” said Nancy Dix, the president and CEO of the Association of Dental and Related Health Services.
In the case of the dental center, the DALHS agreed to pay $1,500 for a treatment at the dental clinic.
The dental association argued that the fee should have been applied to other dentistry in the district, like emergency room or emergency room visits.
But the DCLH said that the fees paid for the treatment are not part of the Office’s fees, which are intended to cover the cost of providing dental care, not to cover fees for other services.
The DALH also argued that it was charging the dental clinics more than they are allowed to.
The dental associations attorneys said they filed a complaint with OALJ after a recent review of the DDLH’s billing practices and a review of state records.
The DDLHS said the dental offices practices are not subject to the federal rules that require that it provide services in the same time period as dental professionals.
The court is expected to rule on the DMLH’s motion for a temporary restraining order.