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Dentists Will Be Responsible for DSO Behavior – Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

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On September 24th, the House Public Health Committee chaired by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst heard testimony from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners about implementation of changes to the dental board from legislation enacted last legislative session, in particular HB 3201.  The purpose of the legislation was to give the Board more resources and power to handle disciplinary matters with dentists and deal with DSOs. Complaints being disposed of faster Julie Hildebrand, the executive director of the Board, testified that instead of just eight dentists reviewing complaints to the Board, there are now over 100 employed to do so.  The average time to dispense with a complaint prior to HB 3201 was around 500 days.  They are hoping to bring this down to 30 days.  So far the backlog of cases … Read More...

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UPDATE: In Stick’s DWI Case, Perry Critics See Double Standard – Texas Tribune/ NY Times

The following article was published today in the Texas Tribune, authored by Christine Ayala and Jay Root. UPDATE: The same article was republished in the New York Times with the title "A Texas Official’s D.W.I. Case Is Being Seen in a Softer Light" A top state official gets arrested for drunken driving in Austin and refuses breath and blood tests. Police cite erratic driving and uncooperative … [Read More...]

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“You’ve Heard of the Gambinos and Gottis, Right? How About Xerox?”

On September 3rd, Douglas Wilson Inspector General for the Texas Health and Human Commission Office of Inspector General, testified on the implementation by his department of due process rights under SB 1803 before the House Human Services Committee. Wilson testified for over 50 minutes answering questions primarily from Chairman Richard Peña Raymond, Rep. Pat Fallon and Rep. John … [Read More...]

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Updated: Dentist Tells More About Texas Medicaid Orthodontia

The following is a writeup done by a dentist on the Medicaid orthodontic program. He previously wrote on his experience with the program. This is a discussion of the Medicaid Insurance Program that covered general dentistry and the specialty of orthodontics. To begin the initial approval process, a mother or father would meet with an examiner who was given delegated authority by HHSC to … [Read More...]

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Shades of Xerox: HHSC Has Contractor Trouble…

The Houston Chronicle reported yesterday and today that the … Read More...

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Dentist Tells His Story – “Medicaid…

TDMR received the following from a Texas Medicaid dentist … Read More...

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There Needs to be a Difference Between Fraud and…

On September 3rd, Rachel Hammond of the Texas Association … Read More...

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$500,000 Spent on Hearings Worthless if HHSC Can…

Dr. Behzad Nazari of Houston testified before the House … Read More...

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$4 Million Mistake – Dentist Didn’t…

Dr. Chad Evans of Smile Magic Dentistry in Dallas testified … Read More...

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Dentist Says Armed Agent Came to His Office After…

Dr. Paul Dunn testified before the House Human Services … Read More...

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Rep. Raymond Tells Medicaid Dentist “We Got…

This past Wednesday, the Texas House Human Services … Read More...

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OIG Video Flawed on Educating Medicaid Providers…

This past Wednesday, the same day as the House Committee on … Read More...

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Xerox Agrees to Temporarily Turn Over Medicaid…

The following excerpt is from the Houston Chronicle about … Read More...

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Full Testimony of Inspector General Doug Wilson…

On August 14th, the Senate Committee on Health and Human … Read More...

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