Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2014 Year in Review OIG Update

Dianne De La Mare

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) has posted a podcast that looks back at OIG highlights of its fraud, waste and abuse activities, including activities within the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Specifically, in Fiscal Year 2014 the OIG reported: 1) nearly $5 billion dollars in expected recoveries; and 2) 971 criminal actions against individuals or entities that engaged in wrongdoing against HHS programs, as well as 533 civil actions. OIG also excluded from participation in federal healthcare programs more than 4,000 individuals and entities. To view the transcript of the podcast go to https://oig.hhs.gov/newsroom/podcasts/2015/review14-trans.asp.

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