Wednesday, December 7, 2016

OIG Releases Fall Semiannual Report to Congress

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its Semiannual Report to Congress, which describes the agency’s work identifying significant problems, abuses, deficiencies, remedies and investigative outcomes relating to the administration of HHS programs and operations that were disclosed between April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. For FY 2016, OIG reports expected recoveries of more than $5.66 billion, consisting of nearly $1.2 billion in audit receivables and about $4.46 billion in investigative receivables.

OIG also reports 844 criminal actions and 708 civil actions (including false claims and unjust-enrichment lawsuits filed in federal district court, civil money penalty (CMP) settlements and administrative recoveries related to provider self-disclosure matters). Lastly, OIG reports exclusions of 3,635 individuals and entities from participating in federal health care programs.

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