United States: Texas Makes Changes To Medicaid Laws And Programs

Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a series of bills into law last week modifying some of the state's Medicaid statutes and programs.  The laws will take effect on September 1, 2013.

While the legislation was purportedly aimed at enhancing the state’s ability to detect and prevent Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse, in fact many of the statutory provisions were added to comply with federal mandates necessary to secure ongoing federal funding for the Texas Medicaid program to ensure  continued eligibility for incentive recoveries under its civil false claims act. 

The highlights of the new laws are as follows:

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Kimberly J. Gold
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