State Medicaid payments often halted abruptly

In Texas, the way of investigating Medicaid fraud is potentially crippling providers, reported the Texas Tribune. The Health and Human Services Commission's Office of the Inspector General can cut off Medicaid payments after an anonymous phone call, or even after a handful of suspect billing codes appear during a routine audit, according to the article. Providers have little due process. "It's like having an atom bomb dropped on my business. I could lose everything," said one doctor who has been under investigation for months. Article