In order to help identify and reduce fraud, waste, and abuse, the OIG Audit Division conducts risk-based performance, provider, and information technology audits related to (a) the accuracy of medical provider payments, (b) the performance of Health and Human Services (HHS) agency contractors, and (c) programs, functions, processes, and systems within the HHS System. Protocols of provider audits will be periodically published on the Resources page.

In addition to performing audits, the Audit Division coordinates all federal government audits, and serves as the single point of contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPIC) audits and Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) activities.

Note:  Final audit reports are posted to the IG website when issued. These reports are subject to appeal upon timely, written, proper requests for appeal, as provided for in rule. These final audit reports are public records and remain posted on the website during and after an appeal.

Document links

Two-Year Rolling Audit Plan, updated March 2018.

Audit Process Overview

OIG Audit Division Overview   Print-and-fold version

Audit Division Risk Assessment

Protocols for Texas Medicaid fee-for-service Vendor Drug Program audits.

External quality assurance review letter, issued January 2017.

Resources for providers