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UPDATE: Federal Medicaid Audit Tags Texas for $30 Million

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Another HHS-OIG audit about to be released of the Texas Medicaid program will cost Texas another $30 million, according to a story in this morning's Austin American Statesman.  The federal audit covers 2011 for non-emergency medical transportation services. The article reports that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission "improperly claimed Medicaid reimbursements in 70 out of the 90 claims" the feds looked at. That's an error rate of 78%. It appears there were a number of program violations such as "transportation providers not verifying that they completed background checks; not offering driver drug testing information; and not providing driver history checks, the audit shows...some providers transporting children without a parent or legal guardian and providers not proving … Read More...

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UPDATED: HHSC Executive Compensation Figures Released

This past week HHSC released a report on executive compensation within HHSC.  (Staff Compensation) Per the report, the average base salary for non-executive staff on August 31, 2014 was $37,326. The following table is excerpted from the report to show only the salary increases from 2013 to 2014 . It should be noted that the Inspector General's salary has increased from $153,296 in 2010 … [Read More...]

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

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 … [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…

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

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UPDATED: St. Mary’s University To Hold Forum on…

The St. Mary's University Mu Psi Chapter of the Pi Sigma … 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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