OIG extends deadlines for health care providers

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) understands that during the COVID-19 pandemic providers might experience increased demand, staffing shortages and other unforeseen difficulties. The rapidly evolving situation may place a significant strain on providers as they care for Texans. In order to assistant providers to focus on their patients, the OIG is extending a variety of deadlines.

This web page will contain all the relevant notices and deadline extensions that may affect Texas providers. Please check this web page frequently as dates and deadlines may change according to the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional extensions may be considered based on special circumstances. Those requests should be made in writing to the OIG. If you have questions or would like to submit a request, please direct those to the OIG staff member assigned as your point of contact in your notification letter. 

For COVID-19 information from the Texas Department of State Health Services, click here; for information from Texas Health and Human Services, click here. Texas Health and Human Services encourages all Texans in need of COVID-19 information and referrals to community resources to call the 2-1-1 Texas hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Provider notices

As of March 13, 2020, the OIG has temporarily halted onsite nursing home visits.

Effective March 19, 2020, the OIG will not initiate new audits or inspections for 30 days.

Deadline extensions during COVID-19

Last updated March 19, 2020  OIG Deadline chart 

Notice for MCOs

Last updated March 23, 2020  MCO Notice