OIG finds incorrectly reported encounter data

The results of an OIG audit found that a Texas Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care organization (MCO) incorrectly reported encounter data.

OIG recovers $98 million in second quarter

The Office of Inspector General recovered nearly $98 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, identified almost $42 million for future recoveries, and achieved $37 million in cost avoidance.

OIG audit finds overpayment

An OIG audit of a Texas hospital’s transport program found funds reimbursed in error. The OIG recommended the overpayments be returned to the state.

Kauffman confirmed as Inspector General

The Texas Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Sylvia Hernandez Kauffman as the Inspector General for Texas Health and Human Services for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2020.

Texas Medicaid, CHIP guide now available

Texas Health and Human Services has published the 12th edition of a reference guide for Texas Medicaid and CHIP, commonly known as the Pink Book.

New HHSC Executive Commissioner named

Governor Greg Abbott has announced Dr. Courtney Phillips as the new Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.