Attorney General Ken Paxton has finalized a major settlement with Centene Corporation and its subsidiaries that serve Texas Medicaid programs. Under the terms of the settlement, Centene will pay more than his $165.6 million to settle Attorney General Paxton’s investigation into whether certain of Centene’s business practices violated the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Centene admits no liability and maintains that its business practices are lawful.
“Protecting taxpayer funds and the financial health of the Texas Medicaid program is a top priority for my office,” Attorney General Paxton said. It sends a clear message to health care providers that Texas expects transparency from its Medicaid partners, as required by law.”
Since 2000, the Texas Attorney General’s Office has recovered more than $2.5 billion for taxpayers under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. More than $1 billion of his recovery has been under Attorney General Paxton’s leadership since taking office in January 2015.