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Governor’s HHSC Strike Force Report: Management Structure or Executive Management Must Change

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Gov. Abbott's strike force has published its report into contracting problems at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that exploded into public view from the mess with former HHSC chief counsel and deputy inspector general OIG Jack Stick and Austin software firm 21CT last December. Stick had championed 21CT to get a major contract for Medicaid fraud detection software although the company had no experience in the area, with Stick having a business relationship with one of the company's lobbyists.  The Texas Tribune has published a story on the report. On the 21 CT issue, the strike force report concluded: "that the OIG’s procurement of fraud detection services from 21CT at the very least skirted the limits of permissibility under state law, and represented a case in which … Read More...

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FBI at Health Commission Asking About 21CT | The Texas Tribune

by Terri Langford and Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune FBI agents have interviewed employees at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission about its problematic contract with Austin firm 21CT, Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek told The Texas Tribune, marking the first time an official with direct knowledge of the federal probe has confirmed it. “I can tell you what I know. I’ve heard … [Read More...]

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Xerox and HHSC Both Fouling Up Like Crazy on Contracts Again

These two organizations can't seem but foul up in Texas. Both are again under the gun for their contract performance - Xerox with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and the Health and Human Services Commission for contract irregularities with privatizing the Terrell State Hospital. Xerox got TXDOT contact while in Medicaid mess Xerox is taking heat because it is fouling up the … [Read More...]

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Pay Up or Go Bankrupt: The Smile Magic Settlement

The news that Smile Magic Dental clinics recently settled with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General over allegations of Medicaid fraud confirms what TDMR has been saying for a long time – that the purpose of the large volume of orthodontic and dental fraud allegations against Medicaid dentists has been to either force them into bankruptcy or extort large … [Read More...]

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Study Shows Caregivers Very Happy with Texas Medicaid Child Dental Care

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission just released a report last week authored by the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida. The report evaluates the health care experiences and satisfaction of the caregivers of children and adolescents under foster care in this state's STAR Medicaid program between December 2011 and May 2012. Dentists rated 8.8 out of 10 for … [Read More...]

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State Medicaid Investigations Produce Paltry…

by Terri Langford On a rainy day in February three … Read More...

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House Bill Would Require Medicaid Providers to Get…

Rep. Bobby Guerra filed H.B. No. 3023 this week.  The … Read More...

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Weslaco Health Care Compliance Seminar a Success…

This past Friday, TDMR and the Medicaid Providers Alliance … Read More...

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Senators Angry at Janek – Another Call for…

Sen. Joan Huffman added her voice to those Texas politicians … Read More...

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Was Jack Stick Sanctioned by the State Commission…

With the press pounding out incredible stories about Jack … Read More...

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Florida On The Ball on Medicaid Fraud…

An investigator from the Florida Office of Attorney General … Read More...

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Medicaid “Docs Trying to Do Right…

This past Monday, the House Human Services Committee held a … Read More...

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Former Employees Now Talking about Stick and…

Former Health and Human Services Commission chief counsel … 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...