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Is That Pile of Straw on Kyle Janek’s Camel About to Break Its Back?

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Yesterday both the Austin American Statesman and Texas Tribune published new scathing exposes on contract handling at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Close personal relations with lobbyist of successful contractor This time however the stories did not involve either Jack Stick or the 21 CT contract but instead revolved around HHSC Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek and the proposed contract for privatization of Terrell State Hospital that was canceled this past month due to contracting improprieties.  It appears that Jack Stick was not the only one in HHSC with close personal connections to a successful contractor's lobbyist or have allegations they skirted state contracting laws. Gave verbal approval of contract before bids were evaluated The Tribune … Read More...

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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Fact Book Available

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has put together a 56-page Fact Book on its operation. It has all sorts of statistics and information on the HHSC budget, the population it serves and the programs it provides. It can be downloaded here - HHSC fact-book … [Read More...]

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State Auditor’s Report: HHSC and the OIG Didn’t Have “Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability”

John Keel, the Texas State Auditor, just issued his report on the Health and Human Services Commission, its Office of Inspector General and their controversial and scandal-laden, no-bid acquisition of Medicaid fraud detection software from Austin firm 21CT. Workplace not conducive to ethics, integrity and accountability While the full report has not been digested, a key finding by Keel is … [Read More...]

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Strike Force Report Outlines HHSC Mishandling of Xerox Medicaid Ortho Fiasco

Gov. Abbott's Health and Human Services Commission Strike Force, besides reviewing the Medicaid fraud software contract with 21CT and Jack Stick, looked at the Health and Human Services Commission dealings with Xerox and its contract dealing with the company's handling of Medicaid orthodontic prior authorization. The Strike Force report highlights the following facts: HHSC knew in 2008 that … [Read More...]

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

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 … [Read More...]

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The Health and Human Services Commission…

The 92-page report of the Health and Human Services Strike … Read More...

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FBI at Health Commission Asking About 21CT | The…

by Terri Langford and Aman Batheja, The Texas … Read More...

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Xerox and HHSC Both Fouling Up Like Crazy on…

These two organizations can't seem but foul up in Texas. … Read More...

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Pay Up or Go Bankrupt: The Smile Magic Settlement…

The news that Smile Magic Dental clinics recently settled … Read More...

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Study Shows Caregivers Very Happy with Texas…

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission just released … 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...