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The uncertainty and fear surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic provide an ideal setting for criminals to take advantage of people searching for solutions.

Data analytics continues to be a driving force in the OIG’s work. It improves the agency’s accuracy and efficiency, uncovering potential fraud, waste and abuse across the health care delivery system.

The OIG recommended a policy change to Texas Medicaid after our Data and Technology team found providers billing disproportionate amounts for urine drug tests (UDTs).

The OIG conducted an audit of a Texas Medicaid and CHIP Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO).

The OIG conducted an audit of a Texas Medicaid and CHIP Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO).

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) understands that during the COVID-19 pandemic providers may experience increased demand for services and staffing shortages.

On March 13, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in Texas due to the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19). The OIG continues to maintain operations during this time.

Our fraud hotline answered 6,931 calls in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. A total of 7,449 calls were received, which is an answer rate of 93 percent.  The average wait time for callers was 18 seconds.

The OIG’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) unit completed 67 investigations and presented another 31 investigations for either administrative disqualification hearings (14) or prosecution (17).

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Sylvia Hernandez Kauffman as the Inspector General for Health and Human Services for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021.