OIG expands external data sources

The OIG continues to leverage state agency partnerships to further our mission. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and OIG are working together to integrate license and supervisory relationship data for speech language pathologists and audiologists; integrating the data will enhance OIG analytics and detection of potential program violations.

In addition, the Data and Technology team (DAT) frequently accesses Texas Secretary of State data to support ongoing investigations of potential fraud, waste and abuse. To further support these efforts, DAT is setting up a process with the secretary of state to exchange large volume record sets. This will increase efficiencies by allowing the OIG to feed large datasets into our algorithms and evaluate many entities simultaneously in support of investigations.

Read our latest Quarterly Report to learn more about how the OIG utilizes sophisticated data analytics to fight fraud, waste and abuse.