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Kansas Recovers $27.6 Million from Pharmacy Benefit Manager for Alleged Overbilling of Medicaid

Kansas AG Derek Schmidt reached a settlement with pharmacy benefit manager Centene Corp. and its subsidiaries (collectively “Centene”) to resolve allegations that it overbilled the state’s Medicaid program. According to the AG’s office, Centene allegedly failed to represent Medicaid’s best interests in negotiations with pharmaceutical suppliers, failed to accurately report discounts it received on certain…

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Kansas AG Secures Settlement For Alleged Unlawful Data Disposal

Kansas AG Derek Schmidt reached a settlement agreement with ST2, Inc., d/b/a SearchTec, Inc. (“SearchTec”), and related entities to resolve allegations that the reporting service unlawfully disposed of documents containing personal information in unsecured trash receptacles in violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (“KCPA”) and the Wayne Owen Act (“WOA”). According to the Complaint,…

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Two Democrats Officially Join 2022 Attorney General Races

Former police officer and prosecutor Chris Mann is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 2022 race for Kansas AG. As previously reported, state Senator Kellie Warren, former Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and former federal prosecutor Tony Mattivi are vying for the Republican nomination. Incumbent Republican AG Derek Schmidt is not seeking reelection and is running for governor instead.

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Kansas Attorney General Intervenes in Investigation of Storm-Related Natural Gas Price Spike

The Kansas Corporation Commission (“KCC”) allowed Kansas AG Derek Schmidt to intervene on behalf of Kansas consumers in KCC’s investigation of Black Hills Energy, Kansas Gas Service Company, and Atmos Energy Corporation over the unusual spike in natural gas prices during February 2021 winter storms, which prompted Kansas Governor Laura Kelly to issue a State of…

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