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DOE OIG Reports $21M Conference Spending

Posted on February20, 2015
The Department of Energy Office of Inspector General released a report citing extravagant spending by the department over the course of 16 months. An investigation of 300 Department of Energy conferences held from April 2013 to September 2014 turned up many social events that should not have taken place. According to the report, these events included "casino night, Super Bowl party, golf tournament, banquet on a dinner cruise boat, dinner at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and a tour and…
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Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General Joins Partnership to Fight Fraud and Corruption

Posted on October31, 2012
Pennsylvania's Office of Inspector General partnered today with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Philadelphia Police Department on a new campaign aimed at ending fraud and corruption. The campaign, which will run about five months and focus on Philadelphia County, will target fraud and corruption in federal, state and local government agencies. "Pennsylvania's Office of Inspector General is pleased to join forces with these nationally recognized organizations in an effort to end fraud,'' Kenya Mann…
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Review heightens concerns over Medicare billing at nursing homes

Posted on March29, 2010
This Washington Post article reads, "More than a decade ago, Congress set out to squeeze the fraud out of Medicare billing at nursing homes, requiring more precise justifications for costs. It created new 'ultra-high' billing categories intended to be used for only 5 percent of the patients needing highly specialized care and rehabilitation." But, over the years the nursing homes have been flooded with patients put in this category and facilities have been billing for more services than are being…
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