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The OIG issued a new report detailing how clients enrolled in Texas Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) access durable medical equipment.

Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Raymond Charles Winter as Inspector General for Texas Health and Human Services.

The OIG has updated the protocol providers use to voluntarily disclose mistakes to the agency when correcting claims for Medicaid and other Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) programs.

The National Weather Service hurricane predictions for 2023 forecast 14-21 named storms, of which almost half could become hurricanes before dissipating.

During a recent audit of a specialty pharmacy, the OIG found that 44 out of 120 prescriptions had conflicting data between the number of authorized refills and the number of refills printed on the dispensing labe

The OIG’s Benefits Program Integrity (BPI) unit completed 3,459 investigations involving some form of benefit recipient overpayment or fraud allegation in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.

An audit of purchases by Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock uncovered opportunities for fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer funds.

During the third quarter of fiscal year 2023, the OIG Provider Field Investigations team opened 559 preliminary investigations, completing 543 and transferring 55 cases to full-scale investigations.

A recent inspection of PermiaCare, a local mental health authority servicing West Texas, found discrepancies and errors in payments made to inpatient psychiatric hospitals subcontracted to treat eligible clients.

The OIG is taking an increasingly data-driven approach to protecting Texas taxpayer dollars, leveraging algorithms and data analysis processes to fight fraud, waste and abuse.