Strategy Division

The Strategy Division includes three teams: Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Research and Analytics, Policy and Strategic Initiatives, and the Results Management Team.

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Research and Analytics (FWARA) implements tools and innovative data analytic techniques that streamline OIG operations and increase the identification of fraud, waste, and abuse. FWARA assesses trends and patterns regarding behavior of providers, clients and retailers participating in Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) programs. FWARA consists of five units:

  • Fraud Analytics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Data Research
  • Data Intelligence
  • Data Operations

Policy and Strategic Initiatives serves as the policy research team and liaison between HHS and the OIG. The unit conducts analysis of program policies and coordinates and ensures timely and effective communications with a variety of stakeholders.  This unit also leads cross-functional priority projects across the OIG.

The Results Management Team collaborates with divisions across the OIG to identify opportunities for operational efficiencies and effectiveness with a focus on continuing to evolve the OIG’s work in managed care.