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