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The OIG completed a summary of five recent audits of State of Texas Access Reform PLUS (STAR+PLUS) nursing facility claims paid by the five Texas MCOs that participate in the STAR+PLUS program.

COVID-19 prompted an increased use of telemedicine to connect providers with their patients.

The OIG was part of a multi-agency investigation that led to indictments against seven people in a $110 million compound drug operation.

The OIG conducted a follow-up audit regarding two audits completed in 2019 about services to members in the Medically Dependent Children Program.

The Office of Inspector General published its third quarterly report for fiscal year 2021.

The Office of Inspector General collaborates with Texas dentists to prevent and investigate fraud, waste and abuse in Medicaid and CHIP services delivery.

The OIG’s Investigations and Reviews Division continues to receive complaints and managed care organization referrals related to personal care attendants.

The OIG launched an initiative this year to identify and explore areas for increased fraud, waste or abuse (FWA) in health care delivery related to the pandemic.

A restaurant owner in Beaumont was convicted and sentenced to 27 years following an OIG investigation into SNAP benefits trafficking. More than 60 benefits recipients were also charged in the case.