San Antonio Express Article Highlights OIG Excesses

This morning the San Antonio Express published a feature article headlining the case of Harlingen Family Dentistry and Dr. Juan Villarreal and his fight against the Office of Inspector General and their “credible allegation of fraud” payment holds. Reporter Jeremy … Read More

Texas Capitol Chairs
HHSC Sunset Self-Evaluation Report Now Online

The Health and Human Services Commission has put online its self-report to the Sunset Commission as HHSC is coming up for review by the Commission this coming year. The link below will take you to the HHSC website where you … Read More

Texas medicaid reform
Final Arguments Filed in
Antoine Dental SOAH Hearing

This past week attorneys for Antoine Dental Center (ADC) and those representing the Office of the Inspector General filed their closing arguments in the pending State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) case. The case challenges the 100% payment hold that … Read More

Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform
UPDATED: Recent Medicaid Related Media

Here are some recent media stories that relate to Medicaid and Medicaid fraud. June 18th – Medicaid Orthodontist found guilty July 19th – Perry orders investigation into oversight of troubled rural hospital chain _ Dallasnews July 24th – AG, Planned Parenthood Affiliate … Read More

US Capitol in Washington
U.S. Senate Report Released Slamming DSOs

This week the staff of the Committee on Finance and Committee for Judiciary for the U.S. Senate released a negative report about DSOs entitled the “JOINT STAFF REPORT ON THE CORPORATE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY IN THE MEDICAID PROGRAM.”   The report suggested that one … Read More

Legal cases
Important Dates for Legal Cases Coming Up

The following is information on upcoming court hearings that are vitally important to this whole dental Medicaid provider issue. On August 13 at 9:00 a.m., an HHSC Appeals Judge will hear M&M Orthodontics of San Antonio’s Plea to the Jurisdiction. … Read More

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