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HHS-OIG's Oversight of COVID-19 Response and Recovery


OIG COVID-19 flexibilities ended upon the expiration of the COVID-19 Declaration on May 11, 2023. For more information, see this announcement.

Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams

The emergence of COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and for the delivery of health care and human services to beneficiaries. HHS leads the Federal public health and medical response during public health emergencies. As the oversight agency for HHS, OIG promotes the effectiveness of HHS's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. These pages describe our COVID-19 work agency wide.

What's New

Potential Vulnerabilities in CMS Oversight of Medicare Add-on Payments for COVID-19 Tests Show That Oversight of Incentive Payments Could Be Improved A-09-22-03015
California Generally Completed Medicaid Eligibility Actions During the Unwinding Period in Accordance With Federal and State Requirements A-09-24-02001
Staffing Company to Pay $2.7M for Alleged Failure to Provide Adequate Cybersecurity for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data
California-Based Nursing Home Chain and Two Executives to Pay $7M to Settle Alleged False Claims for Nursing Home Residents Who Merely Had Been Near Other People With COVID-19
Laboratory Owners Charged in $36M COVID-19 Testing Fraud Scheme
Ohio Generally Completed Medicaid Eligibility Actions During the Unwinding Period in Accordance With Federal and State Requirements A-05-23-00019
COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force Releases 2024 Report
Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft and Misappropriation of COVID-19 Funds
CMS Could Improve Its Procedures for Setting Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Rates Under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule for Future Public Health Emergencies A-01-21-00506
Missouri May Not Have Used All CARES Act Funds for the Older Americans Act Nutrition Services Program in Accordance With Federal and State Requirements A-07-22-04130
New Jersey Significantly Improved Its Oversight of Medicaid Adult Partial Care Services Except for Those Provided Using Telehealth During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency A-02-22-01007
IHS Did Not Coordinate Supply Service Center Operations Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Should Consider Upgrading Supply Centers’ Inventory Management Systems and Implementing Policies and Procedures To Enhance Coordination and Alignment  A-07-22-04131