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December 23, 2019

Posted  December 23, 2019

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will pay $15.3 million to the U.S. to resolve allegations that it submitted false quality control data to the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), thereby falsely receiving performance bonuses for fiscal years 2010, 2013, and 2014 to which it was not entitled.  THHSC had contracted with Julie Osnes Consulting LLC to provide advice and recommendations to lower its SNAP quality control error rate.  Advice provided by Osnes has previously led to settlements with three other states, as well as with Osnes, with total recoveries to the U.S. exceeding $32 million.  DOJ

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