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Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI)

The Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI) conducts national evaluations of HHS programs from a broad, issue-based perspective. The evaluations offer practical recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HHS programs, with a focus on preventing fraud, waste, and abuse. The OEI also:

  • monitors the impact its recommendations and evaluations have on HHS programs by tracking legislative or regulatory changes, documented savings, improved coordination efforts and other benchmarks;
  • provides congressional staff with technical assistance and briefings on proposed or completed work;
  • works in concert with other components to identify vulnerabilities in HHS programs and recommend changes; and
  • oversees the state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, which investigate and prosecute providers for Medicaid fraud as well as patient abuse and neglect.

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