Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2013
Contact: Megan Hanson, (512) 463-0112

SB 8 ELIMINATING MEDICAID FRAUD SENT TO GOVERNOR

AUSTIN — The Texas Senate today adopted the conference committee report for SB 8 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R- Flower Mound, which enhances the state's ability to detect and prevent Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse.

"Medicaid fraud robs us of resources we desperately need to help those who truly need them. SB 8 will help to ensure that every dollar we spend for Medicaid is going to honest providers who provide proper services," said Senator Nelson. "It will also help us crack down on those who are defrauding the system and taking advantage of our Medicaid population. Texas cannot afford to let even one cent go towards fraud, waste and abuse."

The final version of the bill, which will now go to the Governor for his signature, includes provisions to:

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.

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