Legislators Seek Action on Medicaid Fraud Measures

*Correction appended.

After the discovery that the state was spending millions of dollars on fraudulent Medicaid dental and orthodontic care, state lawmakers held hearings ahead of the legislative session to identify what went wrong and how to prevent future fraud. And this session, lawmakers have filed a handful of bills to reform how Texas addresses Medicaid fraud. But the bills aren’t progressing as fast as some would like.

“I thought that there was a heightened awareness, but I’m not seeing a lot of movement,” said state Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, the chairwoman of the House Public Health Committee ...

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