Monthly Archives: December 2012

Kentucky Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care December Newsletter Released

Posted on December31, 2012
Kentucky Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care Newsletter Issue: #12-2012 December 2012 Welcome to the Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care's December 2012 edition of the Long Term Care Provider Newsletter. This newsletter is a valuable vehicle to update you on current events affecting Long Term Care. The Office of Inspector General is Kentucky's regulatory agency for licensing all health care, day care and long-term care facilities and child adoption/child-placing agencies in the commonwealth. If you…
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Season’s Greetings From Our Team To Yours!

Posted on December21, 2012
In the spirit of the season, the Inspector General News team wants to extend a heartfelt thank you for all that you do to fight fraud, waste and abuse as well as wish you the very best in the New Year. What better time than a new year to think about an agenda to improve your organization? When it comes to your case management needs, we invite you to talk to us about all the possibilities available to you. More…
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Local Candidate Excluded In Race For Inspector General

Posted on December20, 2012
Jefferson Parish will not be making controversial changes to the qualifications needed for its new inspector general, and that means the only local candidate for the position is out of the running for the job. The parish’s Ethics and Compliance Commission decided Wednesday to withdraw its request that the Jefferson Parish Council waive the requirement that the new inspector general be certified by the Association of Inspectors General. The commission’s request for that change had already been panned by several…
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CORPORATION CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING STATE OVER BIOFUELS GRANT

Posted on December19, 2012
Acting State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced Route 303 Auto Service, Inc. of Rockland County, was charged with submitting fraudulent documentation when applying for a state grant incentive from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). This culminates an investigation by the Inspector General, Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, and the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department. The falsified documents netted the company $33,634. “NYSERDA’s grant program is designed to increase the number of retail biofuel service stations in New York State and…
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A Controversial Tool In Medicaid Fraud Investigations

Posted on December18, 2012
When it comes to finding cost savings in the state’s unwieldy Medicaid program, the Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Inspector General gets high marks. The division, charged with investigating fraud among health providers paid to treat poor children and the disabled, has dramatically increased both its caseload and the potential monetary returns associated with it over the last fiscal year, a spike that has won rave reviews from budget-weary state lawmakers and has cast Texas’ innovative enforcement team…
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Governor Endorses Full-Time Inspector General in Florida

Posted on December13, 2012
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday called for the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to hire a full-time Inspector General and submit to an ongoing third-party review of the policies it sells. Scott said Floridians need to be reassured that past missteps do not repeat themselves at the agency, which has grown from an insurer of last resort to the largest property insurer in the state. "We cannot have mismanagement," Scott said after a cabinet meeting. "It is a state-organized…
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So you want to become a fraud buster? Test your Fraud IQ

Posted on December11, 2012
Officials in the Department of Defense Deputy Inspector General's Office for Policy and Oversight have posted a series of multiple-choice quizzes designed to test the investigative mettle of anybody who thinks they know a lot about waste, fraud and corruption in government, or maybe just wants to join an IG staff in the nation's capitol. Created by officials in the Audit Policy and Oversight office, the first of five exams opens with 11 questions that require participants to answer such multi-faceted questions…
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New Inspector General Appointed for the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Posted on December10, 2012
Michael McCotter was appointed Inspector General of the Illinois Department of Human Services Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn. McCotter, a 40-year law enforcement veteran, recently was charged with investigating and issuing a report to reform the investigative operations of the DHS Inspector General’s office. He will now take the lead in implementing reforms that will overhaul the OIG office, ensure accountability and strengthen protections for adults with disabilities.  “Michael McCotter’s strong law enforcement experience and dedication to reform will help…
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Massachusetts Inspector General Seeks Greater Power to Fight Fraud

Posted on December07, 2012
Five months after his appointment as state Inspector General, Glenn A. Cunha is moving to strengthen his office’s power to compel witnesses to provide sworn testimony in investigations of waste, fraud and abuse in state and local government agencies. Cunha, a longtime prosecutor, last month without fanfare filed a bill with the Legislature that, if passed and signed into law, would significantly expand the powers of his office by giving it the unfettered right to question anyone under oath. Currently,…
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West Palm Beach Commissioner Suggests Outsourcing Internal Audit to Inspector General

Posted on December06, 2012
As the city tries to find an internal auditor, Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell came up with a potential solution on Monday — pay Palm Beach County’s Office of Inspector General the $500,000 year budgeted to West Palm’s internal audit department. But both a city commissioner and the Inspector General found the idea ironic, considering that West Palm Beach is one of 14 cities suing over required payments for Inspector General services. “We can’t talk to the Inspector General about anything because…
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