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Terry Landry Jr. joins DH to oversee Medicaid Program Integrity

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Terry Landry Jr., ‘07, has been hired as the director of Medicaid Program Integrity for the Louisiana Department of Health (DH).

Landry’s major responsibility as a manager of the state’s Medicaid Program is developing and implementing current and long-range plans, policies, procedures, and, regulations as they relate to program fraud and abuse. He will oversee the prevention of fraud and abuse committed by healthcare providers participating in the medical assistance programs and monitor statewide field operations to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of Medicaid eligibility services.

“Mr. Landry is part of a growing cadre of Law Center alumni who are using their legal skills in the healthcare, health insurance, and healthcare compliance and policy arena,” according to Chancellor John K. Pierre. “We are proud of their work in one of the fastest growing practice fields today for law graduates,” Chancellor Pierre said.

“I am blessed to have an opportunity to merge my passion for government and healthcare,” Landry said. “That passion combined with the legal knowledge gained while attending Southern University Law Center will allow me to ensure that the citizens of Louisiana obtain lawful healthcare void of duplicitous conduct on the part of healthcare providers.”

Landry is a licensed attorney for the State of Louisiana, registered state lobbyist, former in-house general counsel with Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., former law clerk for Calcasieu Parish District Court in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and former instructor at Baton Rouge College.

In 2010, Landry and his wife Valencia Vessel Landry, ’07, established Landry & Vessel, LLC, to provide legal services in Plaquemine, Louisiana, and surrounding areas.

Landry earned an MPA from Southern University and A&M College and a B.A. from LSU. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louis A. Martinet Society of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana Commission of Civic Education, and former member of the Lafayette Catholic Services Board of Directors.