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Arkansas Drug Take Back Day 2019 Set for October 26, 2019

October 21, 2019


Arkansas Prescription Drug Takeback Event 2019


Act 519 Allows Criminal Justice Data Sharing Enhancement

April 05, 2019

Thanks to Sen. Missy Irvin and all those who made SB266, now Act 519 possible. This bill was a collaboration between DIS and ACIC so criminal justice history information could be shared with non-criminal justice agencies. This law will …   Read More >


State’s Medicaid Spending Falls Off

August 08, 2018

Arkansas' Medicaid spending fell by $22 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the first annual drop in spending for the program state officials could remember. 

The overall decrease came despite slightly higher spending on Arkansas …   Read More >


Judge Upholds Arkansas’ Suspension of Medicaid Payments to Provider; Halt Ordered After Former Exec’s Arrest

July 24, 2018

Arkansas officials acted properly in suspending Medicaid payments to a Missouri-based behavioral health provider, an administrative law judge ruled Monday.

Arkansas Medicaid Inspector General Elizabeth Smith suspended the payments to …   Read More >


OMIG Investigation Results in Medicaid Fraud Conviction

November 30, 2017

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Announces Arrest of Little Rock Woman for Medicaid Fraud

August 11, 2017

Shavita Wilson, 46, of Little Rock, surrendered herself in Pulaski County District Court on three outstanding warrants. Click here  for more information.  


Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Announces Arrest of Two Central Arkansas Women for Medicaid Fraud

July 13, 2017

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OMIG Investigation Leads to Conviction of Two School-Based Speech Therapists

June 15, 2017

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OMIG Fraud Referral Leads to Criminal Conviction and $400,000 Civil Judgment

June 05, 2017

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OMIG Mentioned in the Jonesboro Sun

February 15, 2017

JONESBORO — Following the arrest of two speech pathologists formerly contracted with the Bay School District, Superintendent Chip Layne said Monday the district had put the issue behind them.

Layne said Paula Riggs, 49, of Jonesboro, and …   Read More >


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