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Audit: Corrections not enforcing billing protocols

(MGN)

The Nebraska State Auditor's Office said a dentist billed Nebraska prisons more than $145,000 for dentures for inmates not eligible for services.

In a letter to Department of Correctional Services Scott Frakes, Audior Charlie Janssen said 111 out of 122 inmate claims submitted by Doctor David Schrad for denture-related services were not allowed under protocol.

It said 108 inmates received the services prior to being incarcerated for 24 months, totaling $140,720.28.

The audit said three inmates recieved the services within six months of the inmates’ release date, totally $4,780.30.

The audit recommends the department better enforce those protocols.

It also recommends it review Doctor Schrad's charges to see if any amount paid should be paid back.

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