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Governor Beebe Appoints Arkansas's First Medicaid Inspector General

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe has named Jay Shue of Little Rock as Medicaid Inspector General. The position was created by the 89th General Assembly to oversee an independent office that will work to prevent, detect and investigate Medicaid fraud.

“We are fortunate to have someone like Jay whose background fits the very specific requirements of this position, and whose leadership experience will help get this office started on the right foot,” Beebe said.

Shue, 43, has directed the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office since 2007. Prior to that, he spent ten years as a deputy prosecutor for the Sixth Judicial District.

“Through his work in my office, Jay has demonstrated that he is the best person for the job of Inspector General. He has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues across the nation for his efforts to fight Medicaid fraud,” Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said.

Under the new law, the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General will be officially created on July 1. Shue will work in the coming weeks to establish a staff and physical office.