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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.

Third Party Recoveries (TPR), part of the OIG's Operations division, recovered more than $56 million for Texas taxpayers in the second quarter of this fiscal year.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families in buy nutritious food. Benefit amounts are based on an applicant’s household size, income, assets and other factors.

The OIG conducted an audit of Cenikor Foundation, a substance use disorder treatment provider under contract with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Due to an increase in benefits applications and recipients resulting from the pandemic, the OIG's Benefits Program Integrity (BPI) unit is reporting a significant increase in fraud, waste and abuse referrals.

The OIG's Provider Investigations unit (PI) completed 361 preliminary investigations and 44 full-scale investigations in the second quarter of fiscal year 2021.

The OIG conducted an inspection of a Dallas-Fort Worth area community-based care contractor.

The OIG's Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Trafficking Unit continues to receive complaints in cases involving mobile vendors who make unauthorized deductions from recipients’ SNAP accounts.