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Department of Health and Human Services Failed to Implement Inspector General Recommendations

Posted on April15, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services' was warned by their OIG back in 2013 about not having enough security measures in place to prevent health record fraud. But despite these warnings in December 2013, the HHS still has not adequately tackled the issue of hospitals failing to employ safeguards and prevent electronic health record fraud and abuse via recommended tools already in place, OIG says. Former hospital chief financial officer Joe White, was ordered to pay $4.4 million in…
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HHS OIG Recovers Nearly $5 Billion in 2014

Posted on December22, 2014
America's taxpayers are expected to see $4.9 billion in improperly spent Federal health care dollars returned to the Government from oversight and investigations conducted this year by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to a report issued this month. The $4.9 billion in expected recoveries for FY 2014 consist of nearly $834.7 million in program audits and about $4.1 billion in investigative work - which includes about $1.1 billion in…
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Budget and resource constraints limiting HHS Inspector General, spokesman says.

Posted on September25, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services is implementing much of the law, and the HHS Office of Inspector General is tasked with overseeing HHS operations. "Office of Inspector General's mission is to protect the integrity of  Department of Health and Human Services programs as well as the health and welfare program beneficiaries," states the OIG website. Read the entire article at The Washington Free Beacon  
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HHS inspector general recovers $6.9 billion in 2012

Posted on January15, 2013
Agency inspectors general can’t solve the government's deficit problem on their own, but they can – and do - recoup ill-gotten gains that add up to a tidy sum. That’s especially true when massive government programs are involved. Medicare and Medicaid are two such gargantuan programs within the Department of Health and Human Services, and they are often targets of fraud. So the HHS Office of Inspector General devotes 80 percent of its resources to Medicaid and Medicare oversight. That…
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