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TDMR Requests External Review of All OIG Cases Based on Sunset Commission Public Hearings

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In a letter to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, TDMR President Gregory Ewing has recommended, based on the testimony in the public hearings held last week, that all pending OIG cases be stayed for external review. All pending cases should be stayed pending external review of case tampering The letter in part reads: After hearing the testimony of Ms. Arlene Wohlgemuth and the attendant comments from Sen. Hinojosa and Rep. Raymond, we believe there should be an immediate stay on all OIG cases and their legal proceedings pending external review by another suitable agency. If the Commission cannot do this, it should recommend the appropriate agency to do so. If OIG investigators have been pressured by their superiors to change their investigative reports to include non-factual … Read More...

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OIG “All Messed Up” – Videos from Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Public Hearings Online

Last Thursday, November 13th, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission held public hearings about its staff report on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that was released in October. The Commission heard over nine straight hours of submissions from various individuals and organizations from across the state on the 15 major issues delineated in the report. The two issues relating to the … [Read More...]

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$90 Million Software Identifies $41 Million in Potential Medicaid Fraud in 2014

The Austin American Statesman reported this weekend that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General is finalizing a deal with an Austin company for Medicaid fraud detection software. The company involved, 21CT, is primarily a defense contractor and their "Torch" software that detects Medicaid fraud was only developed at the request of OIG in 2012 per the … [Read More...]

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“We Have Lost Confidence in Your Office” – OIG Under the Gun at Sunset Commission Hearings

The Texas Sunset Commission held public hearing both Wednesday and Thursday this week on the Health and Human Services Commission as well as its beleaguered Office of Inspector General.  Sunset and HHSC staff testified on Wednesday about the recent Sunset Commission staff report on HHSC which was scathing about the performance of OIG.  Public testimony was heard yesterday. Loss of … [Read More...]

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Accountant Tells Tale of New Hampshire Dentist…

TDMR is republishing this very descriptive and apt blog … Read More...

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New Mexico Senator Proposes Forefront State…

From the blog of Knicole Emanuel, a NC Medicaid … Read More...

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Document Shows Bankruptcy of Medicaid Providers…

This past week, the Texas Health and Human Services … Read More...

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Outside Firm Being Brought in to Review OIG…

The latest edition of the Texas Health and Human Service … Read More...

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Agenda for Sunset Commission Public Hearings on…

The Sunset Commission has set out their agenda for the … Read More...

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Texas Rangers Investigating OIG and Firing of…

The Texas Rangers are now investigating the Health and Human … Read More...

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Another Legal Win for Medicaid Dentist: Appeals…

The 3rd Texas Court of Appeals has agreed with a Travis … Read More...

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Rep. Raymond Asks For Review of All Medicaid Cases…

The Austin American Statesman reported this morning that … Read More...

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NH Dentist Found Innocent of 45 Counts of Medicaid…

It appears other states besides Texas are having problems … Read More...

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UPDATE: “Cooked Books” Caused OIG to…

A Texas Health and Human Services Commission employee in the … Read More...

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