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.