Rep. Bobby Guerra filed H.B. No. 3023 this week. The purpose of the bill is to make it mandatory for Medicaid providers to get an overpayment hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings if they dispute an recoupment demand from the Health and Human Services Committee Office of Inspector General.
The bill would force OIG to set the hearing there and removes the option of a hearing before the HHSC Appeals Court.
The HHSC Appeals Court has been controversial in overturning an impartial SOAH hearing for a dental Medicaid provider in a payment hold case.
The bill can be viewed here.