Lead Story

OIG hiring outside firm to ensure
clear, fair processes

HHSC and the Office of Inspector General are taking several steps to validate and improve Medicaid investigations in response to Sunset staff findings. A new special assistant will lead a management review of OIG, and OIG is hiring an outside firm to review its investigative, sampling and extrapolation processes. 
                                                               
"It's our duty to safeguard taxpayer dollars, and we must do so with clear and fair policies and procedures," said Inspector General Douglas Wilson. "It's important that the public, state leaders and Medicaid providers have confidence in this office so I welcome an outside look at our work and how we can improve it."