Bowen confirmed as new Inspector General
The Texas Senate, by a vote of 30-0, has confirmed Gov. Greg Abbott’s appointment of Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., as Inspector General for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
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Potential scam alert
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General cautions senior Texans to be wary of ads using the phrase "Social Security 211" offering help with government benefits and services.
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Potential Scam Alert
The Office of Inspector General has become aware of a potential scam involving phone callers impersonating Texas Health and Human Services employees and asking for personal information.
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Hearing Aid Advisory and Guidance
HHSC will honor previous TMHP guidance on past claims for hearing aids. This means the Office of Inspector General (OIG) will not pursue recoupment against hearing aid providers who billed and received the maximum allowable fee according to HHSC fee schedules from July 1, 2008, through February
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Improper Solicitation by Dentists
The HHSC Office of Inspector General has become aware of dental clinics directly soliciting Medicaid clients. People hired by dental clinics have approached HHSC clients in the parking lots of state benefit offices or neighborhood grocery stores offering a variety of incentives, including free gift
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Publication List
This is a list of downloadable reports and publications from the Texas HHSC Office of Inspector General.
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NFUR Stakeholder Meetings
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What is a Payment Hold?
A payment hold is a temporary denial of reimbursement under the Medicaid or other HHS program for items or services furnished by the provider of interest. This stoppage is considered an administrative sanction that stays in place until the matter in dispute between the provider and the Health and H
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2011 OIG Annual Report
Each year, OIG publishes its Annual Report.  The report is a recap of the previous fiscal year's performance, as well as a general primer on OIG's functional divisions.  
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OIGs detection functions include detailed audits conducted on a wide variety of providers. OIG conducts these audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, or GAGAS (more commonly known as Yellow Book standards.)
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Potential scam alert
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