Monthly Archives: December 2015

Los Angeles IG, County Sheriff Reach Data Sharing Deal

Posted on December21, 2015
After nearly two years of wrangling, the Inspector General hired to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday he has reached an agreement with Sheriff Jim McDonnell on sharing confidential information. The agreement gives Huntsman the ability to “monitor in-progress investigations involving potential bias, deputy force or misconduct by LASD personnel, including, but not limited to complaint inquiries, deputy-involved shootings, claims review and administrative investigations.” Read More at LA Daily News.
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HHS OIG: Medicaid Lost $14B By Ignoring Generic Drug Cost Increases

Posted on December18, 2015
According to the Department of Health and Human Services OIG, Medicaid could save $14 billion if Congress allowed them to control cost increases as they do with branded drugs. When branded pharmaceutical prices increase faster than inflation, manufacturers are required to provide a rebate to Medicaid to cover the difference; however, no such provision exists for generic products. As a result, when a generic company becomes the sole source for a product and increases prices dramatically, Medicaid is forced to…
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Palm Beach IG Identified $11 Million in Savings

Posted on December10, 2015
Palm Beach County's Office of Inspector General acted on 1,100 calls to its fraud hotline and identified more than $11 million in potential savings for taxpayers, according to its 2015 annual report released Monday. The office identified $6.4 million in questionable expenditures during the 2015 fiscal year not backed up by adequate documentation, according to the report. It found $11.7 million in avoidable cost over the next three years and issued 94 recommendations. About $72,710 in expenditures were found that…
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GSA’s Office of Inspector General Could Save Taxpayers $1.3 Billion in Fiscal 2015

Posted on December03, 2015
According to the IG's annual report to Congress, GSA’s Office of Inspector General could possibly save taxpayers $1.3 billion in 2015 if they adopt their recommendations. The report, released on Nov. 30, chronicles the OIG’s actions from April 1 to Sept. 30, including audits, investigations and fund recoveries. It also identified $135 million in criminal and civil recovery for the period, with another $30 million coming from administrative recoveries, forfeitures and restitution payments. The Office of Inspector General also addressed audits…
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