Arkansas Medicaid Inspector General To Leave Post

Jun 9, 2015

Arkansas' top official tasked with preventing, detecting and investigating Medicaid fraud has announced his resignation.

Medicaid Inspector General Jay Shue said Tuesday that he will step down but didn't say why. He didn't return a call from the Associated Press on Tuesday. It's also unclear when he will resign.

Shue was the first person to hold the position, which was created by the state Legislature in 2013.

He said recoupments of improperly paid funds tripled from $1.1 million in 2013 to more than $3 million in 2015.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson spokesman J.R. Davis said a selection for Shue's replacement will be made shortly.