House Backs Bill to Crack Down on Medicaid Fraud

The House decorated an omnibus Medicaid fraud bill on Friday with a variety of amendments in a last ditch effort to save near-death health care legislation. The original version of Senate Bill 8, which the House tentatively approved, would allow Texas to take a more proactive approach to preventing and catching Medicaid fraud.

“We have seen in the last interim some very concerning, some very bad practices,” said state Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, the sponsor of the bill and chairwoman of the House Public Health Committee. 

SB 8, authored by state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, would set up ...

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