Medicaid Providers Push Back on Fraud Investigations

It has been nearly a year since Texas officials accused Dr. Glenn Wood of overbilling the state’s Medicaid system by $17.9 million through his business, Carousel Pediatrics. Wood denies the accusations, but as he waits for absolution, the state is holding 10 percent of Carousel’s Medicaid payments — hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“They’re painting with this very broad brush that basically says any big practice must be evil,” said Wood, a pediatrician. “That doesn’t make sense. A lot of big practices are big because they do a good job.”

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Inspector General ...

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