Texas HHS OIG August 2019 Update

This came in from OIG via email newsletter:

Welcome to the August 2019 edition of OIG Update. This monthly newsletter from the Texas Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides an update about some of the agency’s recent efforts in detecting, preventing and deterring fraud, waste and abuse in the delivery of Texas health and human services programs. Within this email, you’ll find hyperlinks to audits conducted by our team and trends found by the OIG’s Benefits Program Integrity division.

OIG releases first part of audit series

The OIG is conducting a series of audits of service coordination for STAR+PLUS Level 1 members. Read the report.

Audit recommends recovery of duplicate payments

The OIG Audit Division has completed an audit of child-specific contracts for individuals in state conservatorship who received inpatient services from a psychiatric hospital. Read the report.

Benefits Program Integrity recovers $18 million in third quarter

The Benefits Program Integrity (BPI) division opened 2,587 investigations in the third quarter involving some form of benefit recipient overpayment or fraud. BPI investigates allegations of overpayments to health and human services program clients enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; Medicaid; Children’s Health Insurance Program; and the Women, Infants and Children program. Read more about BPI’s work.

Visit the OIG’s website to find a complete listing of all the agency’s audits and inspections. We also post on the site resources for providers and stakeholders, Issue and Data Briefs, and past Quarterly Reports.

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