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Texas Medicaid “Low Hanging Fruit” – AG Lawsuit Against Yet Another Company

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Two weeks ago, the Texas Office of the Attorney General quietly filed a lawsuit against yet another company associated with Texas Medicaid - the drug company AstroZeneca. Millions of dollars in excess reimbursements It accuses the company of defrauding the Texas Medicaid program with the off-label promotion of its drug Seroquel, claiming that the company's illegal conduct resulted in millions of dollars in excessive reimbursements from Texas. Last May, the OAG sued former Texas Medicaid claims administrator Xerox for its allegedly faulty prior authorization process for Medicaid orthodontic treatments in the state, amounting to a billion dollars in program expenditures. Both companies deny the allegations. The filing of the suit was picked up by the Wall Street Journal's big … Read More...

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TDMR: OIG Should Not Be Under HHSC and Performance of OIG Executives Should Be Reviewed

This past Friday, TDMR sent its comments about the recent Sunset Commission staff report on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to the Texas Sunset Commission. The following is what was sent from TDMR president Gregory Ewing.  A downloadable copy is available - TDMR Sunset Commission letter 17 Oct 14. ____________ October 17, 2014 Sunset Advisory Commission, 1501 North … [Read More...]

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“Cooked Books” Caused OIG to Settle for $39,000 in $16 Million Dental Medicaid Case

A Texas Health and Human Services Commission employee in the Office of the Inspector General was fired because he apparently "cooked the books" in OIG's case against Dr. Rachel Trueblood, according to a story published in the Austin American Statesman yesterday evening. Settlement offer sent one business day after firing The Statesman's investigation found that the employee was fired and … [Read More...]

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UPDATED: St. Mary’s University To Hold Forum on Texas Medicaid Fraud

The St. Mary's University Mu Psi Chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society is holding The Texas Medicaid Fraud Issue Forum on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 in San Antonio. The purpose of the forum is to have an academic conversation with those involved in the issue. We don't have further information at this time on who will be speaking. If you wish to attend, … [Read More...]

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Sunset Commission Wants Feedback on HHSC Report…

TDMR received a notice from the Texas Sunset Commission on … Read More...

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Janek to Hire Special Assistant to Reform HHSC-OIG…

The Houston Chronicle has reported that as a result of the … Read More...

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Texas Commission Makes “Harsh…

This afternoon the staff of the Texas Sunset Commission … Read More...

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Judge to Rule Soon on HHSC Chief Counsel DWI…

After two years, the Chief Counsel of the Texas Health and … Read More...

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Shades of Xerox: HHSC Fires Senior Level Employee…

The Houston Chronicle (story behind a paywall) reported this … Read More...

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Dentists Will Be Responsible for DSO Behavior…

On September 24th, the House Public Health Committee chaired … Read More...

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UPDATE: In Stick’s DWI Case, Perry Critics…

The following article was published today in the Texas … Read More...

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“You’ve Heard of the Gambinos and…

On September 3rd, Douglas Wilson Inspector General for the … Read More...

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Updated: Dentist Tells More About Texas Medicaid…

The following is a writeup done by a dentist on the Medicaid … 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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