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The Office of Inspector General published its third quarterly report for fiscal year 2020.

COVID-19’s impact on unemployment rates has led to more Texans filing for benefits. Providing incomplete or wrong information can cause a benefits application to be delayed or even denied.

The OIG completed an audit of DentaQuest USA Insurance Company, Inc., a Texas Medicaid and CHIP Dental Maintenance Organization.

The OIG reviewed waste prevention activities used by managed care organizations (MCOs) as well as the resources used by the OIG to combat fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in Medicaid managed care.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps people buy the food they need for good health.

The OIG completed an audit of selected STAR+PLUS managed care members assigned to nursing facility risk groups.

Medicaid Program Integrity opened six cases based on the identification of providers potentially inappropriately billing for certain electroencephalographic (EEG) services.

Part of the OIG’s mission of ensuring taxpayer dollars are used for their intended purpose is preventing inappropriate spending from happening in the first place.

Complete and honest answers are required when anyone fills out an application for Medicaid or SNAP benefits.

The OIG entered into a settlement agreement in January with an Arlington dental practice for $405,107.