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Texas Attorney General Announces $235.9 Million Medicaid Fraud Settlement with Xerox

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a $235.9 million settlement with Xerox Corp. and its former subsidiaries resolving a May 2014 lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office (OAG) under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act (TMFPA), State of Texas v. Xerox Corp. et al., Cause No. D-1-GV-14-000581, in the 353rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas.

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Medicare Recoupment Ruling Defies Pro-Provider Trend

Austin Partner Kent Hofmann authored an article for Law360 examining a recent order out of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida that went against a developing trend of success for in administrative appeals Medicare providers that have obtained injunctive relief to prevent recoupment from Medicare revenues.

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2018 Statewide Elections: A Mixed Bag for Insurers?

All eyes have been focused on the federal mid-term elections and the impact on the U.S. House and Senate. Post-mortems by the pundits have begun. See Locke Lord’s take on the mid-terms. The divided government in Washington, D.C. may well stymie efforts to regulate the insurance industry at the federal level, except in very limited circumstances where bi-partisan accord can be achieved.

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INSIGHT: Health-Care Providers Are Pushing Back on Medicare Clawbacks

Kent Hofmann, a Commercial Litigation Partner in Locke Lord’s Austin office, authored an article for Bloomberg Law’s Health Law & Business section detailing a series of recent opinions and orders where Medicare providers have succeeded in obtaining injunctive relief to prevent recoupment of their Medicare revenues while prosecuting appeals of overpayment demands by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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