Oct 4th, 2017
​The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG)  announced in June that it would update the work plan monthly, to enhance transparency. In the September 15 update to the Work Plan, the new items posted are several examinations of Medicaid programs, including a review of five states to determine the extent to which Medicaid ...
Feb 25th, 2011
In December’s Coding Edge, we examined the 2011 OIG Work Plan from the perspective of the physician practice (“Center a Work Plan Around 2011 OIG Activities,” pages 44-45). This month, we’ll take a look at items affecting the hospital setting. There are several new items in the hospital section of this year’s Work Plan, as ...
In CMS
Mar 12th, 2010
Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations in 2009 resulted in $4 billion in health care fraud settlements and court-ordered returns, and this is just the “tip of the iceberg,” Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson said in his March 4 testimony before the subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations. “More ...