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Senate Passes Needed Reforms for HHSC Office of Inspector General

Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Yesterday, the Texas Senate passed and sent down to the House of Representatives Senate Bill 207, the bill setting out much needed reforms to the Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General that came out of the Sunset Advisory Commission hearings last December.  The bill had ten amendments on the Senate floor and then was passed 30-0.  The bill will provide more due process protection and deadlines for providers dealing with OIG. New bill backs up complaints from Medicaid providers Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa authored the bill and told the Austin American Statesman, “We verified a lot of the complaints we received from the public and from health care providers"  on due process problems.  An article on the passing of the bill in the San Angelo press credits Medicaid … Read More...

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National Dental Medicaid Fraud, Waste and Abuse $12 Million out of $2.2 Billion Total in 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General issued a report today detailing the cumulative efforts of state Medicaid Fraud Control Units in dealing with Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse in 2014. Pharmaceutical settlements are largest recoveries - $1.26 billion Cumulatively, $1.961 billion was recovered civilly from 889 providers and $293 million recovered from … [Read More...]

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

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 … [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…

Gov. Abbott's Health and Human Services Commission Strike … Read More...

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Governor’s HHSC Strike Force Report:…

Gov. Abbott's strike force has published its report into … 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...