Texas authorities are investigating whether Xerox Corp. XRX -1.09% played a role in allowing dentists to allegedly overbill the state’s Medicaid system by millions of dollars. …. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission says it is concerned that Affiliated Computer Services Inc., which Xerox acquired in 2010, didn’t dedicate enough trained staff to vet dentists’ Medicaid requests, allowing dentists to receive payments for procedures not covered by the program.
Investigation: 80,000 Texas kids got free braces in Medicaid claims
Source: KENS5, December 19, 2011
Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on dental Medicaid has brought about questions. Some 80,000 children in Texas got free braces last year. The cost to the taxpayer came to about $184 million in Medicaid. While most parents pay for their kids braces out of their own pockets.
Part of a special investigation that began with braces and ended up with Affiliated Computer Services, the company which processes Medicaid dental claims.