Texas health official, two aides fired after bid-scoring errors scuttle 5 CHIP contracts

AUSTIN — The state has canceled five new managed-care contracts for low-income youngsters enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program after finding errors in a spreadsheet used to evaluate bids.

In addition, the Health and Human Services Commission on Monday fired associate commissioner for procurement operations Michael Parks and two of his aides “for their involvement in this procurement,” said commission spokeswoman Carrie Williams.

Source: Texas health official, two aides fired after bid-scoring errors scuttle 5 CHIP contracts / Dallas News

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