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  • Healthcare Fraud: What You Need To Know

    December 18, 2019
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    In OIG's first live broadcast, OIG investigators answer your questions on what you need to know about healthcare fraud.

  • Eye on Oversight - 2019 Year in Review

    December 16, 2019
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    In fiscal year 2019, the HHS Office of Inspector General reported 809 criminal actions, 695 civil actions, and nearly six billion dollars in expected recoveries. Let's look at some other highlights from this year.

  • Eye on Oversight - The New HHS OIG Hotline

    November 14, 2019
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    The HHS OIG Hotline receives tips and complaints from all sources regarding potential healthcare fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in HHS programs. With nearly 115 thousand complaints received each year, OIG's Hotline is one of the largest in terms of volume of inquiries reviewed.

  • Eye On Oversight Special Edition: Employee Screenings in the UAC Program

    September 4, 2019
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    In the summer of 2018, OIG conducted a series of site visits at facilities funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, or ORR. At that time, ORR was experiencing a surge of children in its custody, under the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program. A recent OIG review focused on ORR-funded facilities' efforts to maintain appropriate levels of qualified, screened facility employees, including when the UAC program experiences a sudden change in the number or needs of children.

  • Eye on Oversight Special Edition: Challenges to Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in the UAC Program

    September 4, 2019
    Two clinicians working at an Office of Refugee Resettlement facility

    OIG provides oversight of the Unaccompanied Alien Children program that is managed by HHS' Office of Refugee Resettlement, or ORR. In the summer of 2018, OIG conducted site visits and data collection at 45 facilities in ten states that provide temporary care to unaccompanied children. This large, multifaceted review focused on the health and safety of children in HHS custody. OIG is publishing a series of reports resulting from this review, including work that identifies challenges that facilities experienced in addressing children's mental health needs.

  • Genetic Testing Fraud Alert

    August 27, 2019
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    Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries "free" genetic tests at health fairs, public events, door-to-door visits, and telemarketing calls. When Medicare is billed for genetic tests that are not medically necessary or are not ordered by your doctor, in most cases that's fraud. Don't share your Medicare number with anyone other than a trusted healthcare provider. If you think you are the victim of genetic testing fraud, report it immediately at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or 800-447-8477.

  • Eye on Oversight: ADHD Followup Care

    August 15, 2019
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    An estimated 13 percent of children enrolled in Medicaid have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder—or ADHD, which is a common neurobehavioral disorder. A new national report by the HHS Office of Inspector General found that many Medicaid-enrolled children with ADHD did not receive recommended follow up services.

  • Eye on Oversight: Medicaid Provider Enrollment Screening

    July 15, 2019
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    The Medicaid program serves more people than any other Federal healthcare program. To ensure that Medicaid can continue serving the nation's most vulnerable populations, corrupt providers must be kept OUT of the program.

  • Eye On Oversight: Abuse & Neglect of Medicare Beneficiaries

    June 12, 2019
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    Two OIG reports issued in June 2019 address the identification, reporting and investigation of incidents of potential abuse and neglect of our nation's most vulnerable populations, including seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Eye on Oversight Special Edition: Separated Children Placed in ORR Care

    January 17, 2019
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    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) administers the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. ORR uses the program's $1.4 billion annual budget to pay grantees to run facilities that serve unaccompanied children. Given the urgency and seriousness of the health and safety issues raised in 2018 at UAC facilities, OIG responded quickly, dedicating an unprecedented level of resources to conduct large, multi-faceted reviews. In just three weeks, more than 200 OIG staff completed multi-day site visits to 45 ORR-funded facilities across the country.

  • National Review of Office of Refugee Resettlement Funded Facilities

    January 17, 2019
    Ann Maxwell stands in front of a dark background with an American flag behind her

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) administers the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. ORR uses the program's $1.4 billion annual budget to pay grantees to run facilities that serve unaccompanied children. Given the urgency and seriousness of the health and safety issues raised in 2018 at UAC facilities, OIG responded quickly, dedicating an unprecedented level of resources to conduct large, multi-faceted reviews. In just three weeks, more than 200 OIG staff completed multi-day site visits to 45 ORR-funded facilities across the country.

  • Joanne Chiedi's Remarks at the 2019 HCCA Compliance Institute

    January 17, 2019
    Joanne Chiedi gives remarks behind a podium at the 2019 HCCA Compliance Institute

    Joanne Chiedi, Principal Deputy Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, gives remarks at the annual HCCA Compliance Institute on Monday, April 8, 2019.

  • UAC National Review - The Story of Our Work

    January 17, 2019
    Ann Maxwell stands in front of a dark background with an American flag behind her

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) administers the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. ORR uses the program's $1.4 billion annual budget to pay grantees to run facilities that serve unaccompanied children. Facilities deliver services that include housing, food, clothing, medical care, mental health services, and other related services to unaccompanied children in ORR care. Since responsibility for unaccompanied children was transferred to HHS by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, HHS-OIG has provided oversight of the UAC program. Given the urgency and seriousness of the health and safety issues raised in 2018 at UAC facilities, OIG responded quickly, dedicating an unprecedented level of resources to conduct large, multi-faceted reviews. In just three weeks, more than 200 OIG staff completed multi-day site visits to 45 ORR-funded facilities across the country.

  • Eye on Oversight: 2018 Year in Review

    December 17, 2018
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    In fiscal year 2018, the HHS OIG reported 764 criminal actions, 813 civil actions and nearly three billion dollars in expected recoveries. Let's look at some other highlights from this year.

  • HHS OIG: A Good Investment

    November 30, 2018
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    In 2018, for every one dollar we spent fighting healthcare fraud, we returned four dollars to the federal government. Our 1600+ employees oversee more than $1 trillion dollars spent for the health and well-being of Americans.

  • Eye on Oversight: Cybersecurity

    October 9, 2018
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    OIG recognizes Protecting HHS Data, Systems, and Beneficiaries from Cybersecurity Threats as a top management and performance challenge facing HHS. In partnering with various HHS agencies to address this challenge, OIG has formed a multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Team composed of auditors, evaluators, investigators and attorneys focused on combatting cybersecurity threats within HHS and the

  • Eye on Oversight: Emergency Response

    September 25, 2018
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    HHS OIG is one of many agencies the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls upon to respond to major disasters. As part of the Government's coordinated emergency response efforts, a team of OIG's special agents may deploy to provide leadership, equipment, expertise, security, and other support.

  • Eye on Oversight: Hospice

    July 31, 2018
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    Hospices can provide much-needed pain relief and support to terminally ill patients, to give services and comfort to people at the end of life. However, the HHS OIG is releasing a hospice portfolio that summarizes the agency's work, which found significant problems with quality of care issues and improper billing in the Medicare hospice program.

  • Eye on Oversight: Corporate Integrity Agreements

    May 25, 2018
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    A provider who allegedly commits federal health care fraud may face exclusion, meaning they could be banned from billing federal health care programs. Instead, the provider can choose to settle the case and may need to enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement, or CIA, with the HHS-OIG.

  • Daniel R. Levinson's Keynote Address at the 2018 HCCA Compliance Institute

    May 8, 2018
    IG Levinson gives the Keynote Address onstage at the 2018 HCCA Compliance Institute

    Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gives the keynote address at the 22nd Annual HCCA Compliance Institute on Monday, April 16, 2018.