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Senators Angry at Janek – Another Call for Resignation

HHSC Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek

Sen. Joan Huffman added her voice to those Texas politicians calling for the resignation of Health and Human Services Commission Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek yesterday per the Houston Chronicle.  Huffman wasn't satisfied with Janek's answers nor his demeanor while answering questions before the Senate Finance Committee. Huffman is quoted as saying: "There were so many important issues that we should have been talking about today, and this should not have been one of them.  It clearly is a very serious distraction. I just don't think he's in a position to lead a multi-billion-dollar agency." Senators were upset over Janek's lack of oversight over HHSC with major contracting scandals and incredible perks for his staff. Janek's fate lies in the hands of Gov. Greg Abbott who has … Read More...

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Was Jack Stick Sanctioned by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct before Working at HHSC?

With the press pounding out incredible stories about Jack Stick’s tenure at the Health and Human Services Commission and its Office of Inspector General, would it be surprising to learn that Stick, before he came to HHSC, had possibly earned a sanction from the State Commission on Judicial Conduct because he had “persistently failed to follow the law and demonstrated a pattern of failure to … [Read More...]

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Florida On The Ball on Medicaid Fraud

An investigator from the Florida Office of Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit confirmed yesterday that an arrest had been made for Medicaid fraud. $6.7 billion in Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse nationwide Had their office uncovered a major Medicaid fraud ring, costing Florida taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars?  After all, the federal Health and Human Services Office of … [Read More...]

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Medicaid “Docs Trying to Do Right Thing” – Legislators Concerned OIG Driving Providers Out of System

This past Monday, the House Human Services Committee held a hearing about the current status of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General. A lot has happened in the last two months since the devastating hearings before the Sunset Advisory Commission in early December . OIG scandal plagued since December Since then: Inspector General Doug Wilson and … [Read More...]

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Former Employees Now Talking about Stick and HHSC/OIG Toxic Environment

Former Health and Human Services Commission chief counsel Jack Stick's name was again prominent in the Houston Chronicle yesterday. Former employees coming forward Former employees of HHSC and the HHSC-Office of Inspector General where Stick worked earlier as deputy inspector general for enforcement are now talking to the press with their tales of Stick's excesses that led to their firings. … [Read More...]

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Jack Stick’s Golden Throne Cost Taxpayers…

An executive office chair wasn't good enough for Jack Stick … Read More...

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Medicaid Dentists Accuse HHSC and Xerox of…

Lawyers for a number of Medicaid dentists have filed their … Read More...

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Why States are Ineffective at Fighting Medicaid…

There is a primary reason why states around the nation have … Read More...

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HHSC Ditching Anti-Fraud Initiative Started by…

The following is republished from the Texas Tribune: When … Read More...

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Governor Abbott Appoints New HHSC-Inspector…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE GOVERNOR: Today, Texas … Read More...

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What Real Medicaid Fraud Looks Like…

David Gibson, CEO from Reflective Medical, one of the … Read More...

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Influential State Senator Tells Janek to Resign…

Today, Sen. John Whitmire sent a letter to HHSC Executive … Read More...

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In 2011 More Medicaid Children in Texas Received…

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent out a … Read More...

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Texas “Insiders” Entitlement Program Pays Off:…

In an era when Texas government is supposed to be efficient, … Read More...

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Dentaquest, MCNA Recover $303,000 in Fraud, Abuse…

Today, HHSC-OIG issued a report detailing amounts recovered … Read More...

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UPDATE: OIG Executive Hired by Stick Has Been…

A former aide to Jack Stick, hired by Stick when he was the … Read More...

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HHSC: Not Just Xerox and 21CT, but Big Trouble…

While Texas is in drought,  the bad news floodgates have … Read More...

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Health Chief Says He Was Misled on No-Bid Deal |…

*Editor's note: This story has been updated … Read More...

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