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Testimony Given to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services by Attorney Jason Ray…

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The following is the testimony presented last week to the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services by Jason Ray of Riggs Aleshire & Ray in Austin. Ray is an attorney for a number of Medicaid dentists who have been placed under HHSC-OIG payment holds that allege Medicaid fraud. My name is Jason Ray, and I worked in the Attorney General’s Administrative Law Division for five years representing agencies and prosecuting licensees for fraud and other misconduct. Along with my associated counsel, I now represent providers that have, collectively, been improperly charged with over $250 million in Medicaid fraud. Not billing errors or simple mistakes in overpayment, but fraud. In my opinion, this agency’s actions demonstrate a rejection of the most basic tenets of due process, and … Read More...

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Video Testimony of Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to Senate…

As part of its charge in its hearing last Thursday, the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services looked into the state of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.  The Executive Director Julie Hildebrand, the Director of Enforcement Lisa Jones and their new General Counsel testified before the Committee. As such testimony about the latest changes in the TSBDE is of interest to … [Read More...]

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Video of Testimony by Dentists at Senate Hearing Now Online…

Three dentists testified before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday about their experiences with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of the Inspector General and how their due process rights are still being violated despite the passing of SB 1803. The testimony of Dr. Teegardin is below and we are requesting the testimony of the others for … [Read More...]

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Medicaid Dentists to Testify before Senate Committee Tomorrow…

Three Medicaid dentists who are involved in HHSC-OIG cases will be testifying tomorrow before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. Dr. Chad Evans of Smile Magic from Dallas, Dr. Vivian Teegardin of Harlingen Family Dentistry and Dr. Paul Dunn from Levelland will be giving testimony regarding the lack of effectiveness of the current due process provisions outlined in SB 1803 … [Read More...]

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Federal Audit Finds Texas Did Not Ensure Medical…

Last Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services, … Read More...

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Attorney General Hires Forensic Psychologist /Jury…

At a recent deposition in Austin, lawyers for a dental … Read More...

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Xerox Seeks Protective Order to Stop Destruction…

At the end of July, Xerox, Texas Medicaid's disgraced former … Read More...

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State Senate Committee on Health and Human…

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services has sent … Read More...

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Xerox Denies Lawsuit Claims of State and Dentists…

Last week Xerox filed a response to both the lawsuit filed … Read More...

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TDMR Requests Public Hearing on HHSC-OIG…

Letters to both Rep. Richard Peña Raymond and Rep. Lois … Read More...

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Competitors in New York Protest Awarding of $550M…

Back in May, shortly after Texas filed suit against Xerox … Read More...

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Lawsuit Alleges Xerox Wrote Misleading Documents…

As part of the lawsuit against Xerox, the former lead … Read More...

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State Alleges Xerox Instructed Dental Staff to…

In the lawsuit against Xerox filed by the Texas Attorney … Read More...

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Dentists Told in 2009 to “Assume”…

Back in January 2009, a Medicaid Orthodontic Stakeholder … Read More...

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