A Message From Stuart W. Bowen Jr.

Inspector General

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


The latest Quarterly Report, covering the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, is now available. It updates the agency's activities; features interviews with HHSC Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor and new HHSC State Medicaid Director Gary Jessee; includes the first Program Insight section, which has an overview of the state Medicaid program; and has details on the IG Integrity Initiative. The December 2015 Quarterly Report can be found by using the Reports tab at the top of this page.

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Law Enforcement

The Office of Inspector General works closely with local and state law enforcement agencies to assist with the detection, investigation, and prosecution of fraud in the Texas Health and Human Services system.  Our cooperation includes providing identifying information for suspects in custody who possess an HHSC benefits card, verifying the validity of Lone Star cards, and assisting with locating suspects and fugitives by providing location information.

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Amount of Funds Under
IG Jurisdiction

$32 Billion

IG Level of Effort

65 Auditors, 250 Investigators,
17 Inspectors, 100 Nurses,
2 Dentists, 1 Doctor

Programs Under
IG Jurisdiction

Medicaid, SNAP, TANF

Contact Us


Fraud hotline:
1-800-436-6184 (toll free)

Main phone number:


General Inquiries:
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P.O. Box 85200
Austin, Texas 78708-5200

11501 Burnet Road, Building 902
Austin, Texas 78758