R-4600, Public Assistance Reporting Information System

Revision 21-3; Effective September 1, 2021

HHS uses the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) data match. This use ensures people enrolled in Medicaid or other public assistance benefits in one state are not receiving duplicate benefits based on simultaneous enrollment in the Medicaid program or other public benefit programs in another state.

The Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG’s) clearance action on interstate worksheets must have the recipient's residency verified by the verification letter OIG 5079, Request for Verification of Residence.

HHS IEVS staff performing clearance action on PARIS matches related to MEPD Programs use the manual Form H1020, Request for Information or Action, for verification of residence requests.

Selection of “Interstate” allows authorized staff access to PARIS worksheets.

ASOIG allows authorized users to access reports, view and clear worksheets, create referrals, create interstate referrals, view and add comments, search and transfer worksheets, view related worksheets and generate correspondence.

HHS IEVS staff do not print the OIG 5079.