The Texas House of Representatives recently passed a bill to fight medicaid fraud.
It also includes a host of measures designed to ensure medicaid dollars are spent only on appropriate services.
Senate Bill 8, approved on Monday, was carried in the House by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, Chair of the Public Health Committee.
This is a giant step for the state, considering the Rio Grande Valley is the second most active area for medicare and medicaid fraud.
Rachanna Rodriguez explained more about a compliance conference that will be held in order to help providers become better informed.
The Rio Grande Valley Healthcare Fraud & Compliance Conference is slated for June 18 & 19 at the McAllen Convention Center.