The Office of the Inspector General is committed to accountability and transparency in its efforts to combat fraud, waste and abuse in DHS programs. To make that happen, OIG regularly shares results of its achievements and ongoing activities with internal and external stakeholders and the general public. These include monthly statistical outcomes, as well as periodic comprehensive reports detailing overall OIG accomplishments.
OIG tracks a number of outcome measures every month, including projected cost avoidance and overpayments established. Below is a overview of the results of OIG's efforts to reduce and prevent fraud in Wisconsin's public assistance programs.
COMPLAINTS: Fraud Hotline and Portal
FOODSHARE AND MEDICAID: Recipient Fraud Prevention
MEDICAID: Provider Activity
PARIS: Interstate Matching Activity
WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC): Vendor Activity Data
OIG periodically publishes reports summarizing the overall accomplishments of our fraud-fighting efforts within DHS and across the state with our various partners.
In early 2016, OIG issued its first report outlining the activities and accomplishments of the Office since its creation in 2011. This comprehensive report describes OIG's history and highlights its achievements through 2015.
Since its creation, OIG has saved taxpayers over $150 million with its fraud prevention and detection efforts, including savings and overpayments established of more than $51 million in 2016 alone. The report summarizes OIG's impact in 2016.