HHS-OIG Hotline Operations
Learn about the HHS-OIG Hotline. OIG accepts tips and complaints from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the US Department of Health and Human Services' programs.
Drug Diversion Schemes, Pill Mills, Rogue Pharmacies -- and the Investigative Tools Used to Combat Drug Fraud
In this Bloomberg/BNA interview, Assistant IG for Investigations Les Hollie describes the main types of drug diversion schemes, the Dr. Norman Werther case, the costs of drug diversion, and the investigative techniques used by the Office of Inspector General and its Strike Force partners to combat this growing area of fraud.
HHS-OIG testifies on Eligibility Concerns with ACA Enrollment
Kay Daly, Assistant Inspector General, Office of Audit Services and Joyce Greenleaf, Regional Inspector General for the Office of Evaluation and Inspections, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health: Failure To Verify: Concerns Regarding ACA's Eligibility System.
HHS-OIG Deputy IGs testify on Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse
Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, accompanied by Gloria Jarmon, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, gives OIG's opening statement before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Medicare Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse.
OIG's Deputy IG for Audit Services testifies about Improving Medicare Oversight to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse
Gloria Jarmon, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, testifies before the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health: Ideas to Improve Medicare Oversight to Reduce Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
Report Finds that Medicare Paid Millions to Deceased Beneficiaries
In 2011, Medicare paid more than $23 million in claims for deceased beneficiaries. An OIG report identified 251 providers as having filed a high number of claims for Medicare beneficiaries who already died. It features an interview with Dwayne Grant, Regional Inspector General from OIG's Regional Office in Atlanta.
Daniel R. Levinson's Keynote Address at the 2014 HCCA Compliance Institute
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson speaks at the 18th Annual HCCA Compliance Institute on March 31, 2014.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge for OIG Testifies on Preventing Medicare Fraud
Brian Martens, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Miami Region testifies before the Senate Special Committee on Aging: Preventing Medicare Fraud: How Can We Best Protect Seniors and Taxpayers.
OIG's Deputy IG for Audit Services testifies about the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program
Gloria Jarmon, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, testifies before the House Committee on Education and Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education: The Foundation for Success: Strengthening the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program.
OIG Regional IG for Evaluation and Inspections testifies on CMS Oversight of Medicare Contractors
Robert Vito, Regional Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health: Keeping the Promise: How Better Managing Medicare Can Protect Seniors.
Hurricane Sandy Grant and Contract Vulnerabilities
Inspector General Daniel Levinson and OIG senior staff discuss OIG's work on grant and contract vulnerabilities and how it relates to Hurricane Sandy funding. We hope you'll take a look at these educational presentations designed to help prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.
OIG Outlook 2014
Our senior executives discuss emerging trends in combating fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal health care programs, OIG's top priorities for 2014, and upcoming projects in the newly released OIG Work Plan.
OIG Deputy Inspectors General testify on Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse in Medicare
Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations and Stuart Wright, Deputy Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections, testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse in Medicare.
Daniel R. Levinson's Keynote Address at the 2013 HCCA Compliance Institute
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson speaks at the Annual HCCA Compliance Institute on Monday, April 22.
IG Daniel R. Levinson testifies on Top Management Challenges
Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General, testifies before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - "Top Management Challenges at the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education."
Report Finds Some Dietary Supplements Illegally Labeled
Government investigators warn that 20 percent of dietary supplements on the market have labels that incorrectly claim to treat diseases. The story is based on an OIG report issued October 2, 2012. It features an interview with Melissa Hafner, Program Analyst from the OIG Boston Regional Office. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on what to look out for.
Health Care Fraud Costs Taxpayers Billions Annually
Watch OIG Special Agents arrest Medicare fraudsters in Queens, NY and learn more about the extent of this critical health care challenge from OIG Deputy Inspector General Gary Cantrell and Derrick Jackson, Special Agent in Charge of the OIG Atlanta Field Office. NBC's Tom Costello reports.
OIG Outlook 2013
Our senior executives discuss emerging trends in combating fraud, waste, and abuse in Federal health care programs, OIG's top priorities for 2013, and upcoming projects in the newly released OIG Work Plan.
IG Daniel R. Levinson Speaks at Medicare Fraud Strike Force Takedown Press Conference
October 4, 2012
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson speaks at the October 4, 2012 press conference on the Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in seven cities that led to charges against 91 individuals - including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals - for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $429.2 million in false billing.
OIG's Director of Medicaid Audits testifies
September 20, 2012
John Hagg, Director of Medicaid Audits for the Office of Inspector General, testifies September 20, 2012 on Medicaid payment rates for New York State-operated developmental centers. He appeared before the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management; and Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
2012 Health Care Compliance Association Compliance Institute
April 30, 2012
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson speaks at the 16th Annual HCCA Compliance Institute on April 30, 2012.
OIG Releases Health Care Provider Compliance Videos
The Office of Inspector General developed these short video and audio presentations-averaging about four minutes each-for health care providers on top compliance topics. Topics covered include major health care fraud and abuse laws, the basics of health care compliance programs, and what to do when a compliance issues arises. These video and audio presentations are part of OIG's award-winning Provider Compliance Training initiative.
September 7, 2011
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson speaks at the September 7, 2011 press conference on the nationwide takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. The operations occurred in eight cities and resulted in charges against 91 defendants for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving nearly $300 million in false billings. Daniel Levinson briefly comments on the operations and thanks those involved, including the OIG special agents, Secretary Sebelius, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder, other Offices of Inspectors General, and beneficiaries.
OIG Special Agent in Charge Tom O'Donnell discusses OIG agents' arrest of two Brooklyn pharmacists for allegedly defrauding Medicare of more than $3 million by billing for prescriptions that were never filled.
July 20, 2011
In the July 2011 Grants.gov quarterly webcast, Ken Dieffenbach, Senior Special Agent, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Fraud Detection Office and Special Agent Brandon Trice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, give a special presentation on grants fraud prevention that highlights three areas of interest; conflicts of interest, misuse of funds, and embezzlement. The session runs one hour and three minutes and includes discussion with audience questions.
Inspector General Daniel Levinson and Chief Counsel Lewis Morris discuss the role of compliance and its importance to the health care industry. This seven minute video is presented by the Health Care Compliance Association and was produced by University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.
Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson discusses the compliance pyramid and its five key building blocks at the Orlando, Florida Compliance Institute.
May 18, 2011
This spring, OIG offered provider compliance trainings in six cities: Houston, Tampa, Kansas City, Baton Rouge, Denver, and Washington, D.C. This video is the webcast of the May 18, 2011 HEAT Provider Compliance Training in Washington, D.C.
- Watch the complete 3 hour and 45 minute
- Or select from sixteen individual modules
- View the related Web site to download slides and handouts
You Can Run But You Can't Hide: Medicare Fraud Fugitives Caught
CBS4 I-Team investigator Stephen Stock has the story of how OIG Special Agents finally caught up to two international fugitives wanted for scamming Medicare out of millions of dollars.
21 people in metro Detroit are charged with Medicare fraud
OIG Special Agents raided offices across the country and 21 people in metropolitan Detroit were charged with Medicare fraud.
Medicare Fraud Costs U.S. $90B a Year
Over a hundred people across the country, many of them doctors, are under arrest charged with one of the biggest Medicare fraud busts in history.
AARP's Inside E Street: Medicare Fraud (Gerald Roy, HHS Deputy Inspector General)
Authorities say Medicare fraud is more lucrative than dealing drugs. Anchor Sheilah Kast talks with Gerald Roy, OIG Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, about the fight against medicare fraud.
Beware: Fake Federal Grant Scams Exposed
The number of complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding fake federal grants are on the rise. CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports on this old scam with a new twist.
Gov't flags Anti-psychotic drugs at nursing homes
Nursing homes allegedly prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, including Zyprexa and Risperdal, for people who don't need them, with fatal side effects. Armen Keteyian reports.
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