Becca Aaronson, Texas Tribune

Texas News
11:03 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Feds: Texas Responsible for Misspent Medicaid Dollars

A federal audit found the 3,000 percent increase in dental payments from 2003 to 2010 was ultimately Texas' responsibility.
photo illustration by: Peter Skadberg/Todd Wiseman

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 8:30 am

Texas is “ultimately responsible” for millions of misspent Medicaid dollars, according to a new federal audit, because a state agency failed to properly oversee the contractor that reviewed the medical necessity of Medicaid claims.

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