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March 1, 2018

Peace officer recoveries increase in second quarter of fiscal year 2018

HB 2523, passed in the 85th Texas Legislature in June 2017, authorized the OIG to employ and commission peace officers to fulfill its federally mandated responsibility as the state law enforcement bureau for SNAP and TANF investigative purposes.

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February 28, 2018

Increased collaboration streamlines fraud detection operations

The Medicaid Program Integrity Division (MPI) conducted a fraud detection operation (FDO) in January 2018 that focused on behavioral health providers.

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January 11, 2018

Governor Abbott appoints Sylvia Hernandez Kauffman as Inspector General

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sylvia Hernandez Kauffman as the Inspector General for Health and Human Services for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.

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December 12, 2017

OIG honors three for their service to the state

On December 12th, the OIG recognized three employees with awards in appreciation of their many years of state service.

45 years - Jeanne Allen, an investigator in the General Investigations division in Arlington.

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November 17, 2017

IG Audit issues informational report on pharmacy benefit managers

The IG Audit Division has issued an informational report on the role of pharmacy benefit managers in delivering Medicaid and CHIP pharmacy benefits to managed care members.

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