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  • IG Levinson's Remarks at the 2017 Health Care Fraud Takedown Press Conference

    July 19, 2017
    IG Levinson stands at a podium with a Department of Justice logo, on a stage with other officials

    Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson speaks at the July 13, 2017 press conference about the health care fraud takedown. More than 400 defendants in 41 federal districts were charged with participating in fraud schemes involving about $1.3 billion in false billings to Medicare and Medicaid. OIG worked with state and federal law enforcement partners to coordinate this takedown.

  • Eye on Oversight: Abuse in Nursing Homes

    June 7, 2017
    An elderly woman with pills in her hand stands in front of a nurse

    Millions of elderly Americans live in nursing facilities. OIG’s oversight and enforcement work has revealed alarming problems. Problems range from overmedicating residents, to patient abuse or neglect. OIG is working to prevent patient harm through identifying program vulnerabilities, investigating wrongdoers, and taking legal action against providers.

  • Eye on Oversight - Medical Identity Theft

    March 2, 2017
    A man sits at a table while reviewing a binder of paperwork

    Medical identity theft, the fastest growing form of identity theft, occurs when someone's personal information, like their name, Social Security number, or Medicare number, is stolen. Criminals or fraudulent providers use those medical identities to get medical care, buy drugs, or submit false billings to Medicare/Medicaid under that stolen name.

  • Eye on Oversight - Exclusions

    January 17, 2017
    A traffic light with the top two lights lit up yellow, and the bottom light dark

    The HHS OIG has authority to exclude individuals and entities from participation in Federal health care programs. An exclusion means these individuals and entities will no longer get paid through Federal healthcare programs. Employers must check that they are not employing an excluded individual because they may face a financial penalty. This video also covers the exclusions database, and possible reinstatement.

  • Eye on Oversight - 2016 Year in Review

    December 13, 2016

    This month’s Eye on Oversight recaps OIG’s work in 2016, including topics like the launch of, child care safety lapses and the largest healthcare fraud takedown in history.

  • Eye on Oversight - Challenges in Indian Health Service Hospitals

    November 14, 2016
    An operating table in the middle of an empty operating room within a hospital

    Indian Health Service, or IHS, provides health care services for approximately 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. OIG examined 28 IHS-operated hospitals, to look at how they monitor quality oversight and ensure that facilities meet federal standards.

  • Eye on Oversight - Personal Care Services

    October 17, 2016
    An elderly man sits looking down with a hand to his head

    This month’s Eye on Oversight highlights vulnerabilities in Medicaid’s Personal Care Services (PCS) program. Investigations have revealed abuse and neglect by PCS attendants. OIG hopes that its recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will ensure that people in need of PCS services, are not at risk of abuse or neglect.

  • Eye on Oversight - Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

    September 15, 2016
    Two medical professionals review paperwork together

    If health care providers find evidence of potential fraud in Federal health care programs, they can voluntarily report it to the OIG. In this video, OIG looks at the largest self-disclosure case in history.

  • Eye On Oversight - Critical Incidents in Group Homes

    August 12, 2016
    Medical professionals move through a room with a patient on a stretcher

    In the U.S., thousands of adults with developmental disabilities live in group homes. When officials fail to alert state authorities about potential abuse or neglect, this puts residents at risk. Congress requested that OIG look into critical incidents in group homes.

  • Eye on Oversight - Home Health Fraud

    June 17, 2016
    A female medical professional holds a pill bottle while speaking with two elderly patients

    Medicare's home health benefit provides care for patients who have an illness or injury. It's usually cheaper and more convenient than going to a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Although it's an important service, people are scamming the home health care program.

  • Daniel R. Levinson's Keynote Address at the 2016 HCCA Compliance Institute

    May 11, 2016
    Daniel R. Levinson delivers the Keynote Address onstage at the 2016 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 20th Annual HCCA Compliance Institute on April 18, 2016.

  • Eye on Oversight - Kickbacks to Physicians

    May 10, 2016
    A person wearing a suit jacket crosses their fingers behind their back

    Kickbacks in health care are a big problem. They can lead to higher costs for patients, unnecessary tests, and doctors making decisions based on making money, versus caring for patients.

  • Eye On Oversight - Dangerous Drugs - Opioids

    April 11, 2016

    The number of people in the U.S. who die from opioid overdoses is on the rise. These drugs include Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin. Medicare is paying for an increasing number of opioids, and other prescription drugs, that when used improperly, can have devastating effects.

  • Eye on Oversight - Child Care Safety Lapses

    March 4, 2016
    A collage of unsafe objects, including: knives, lighter fluid, insect spray, a collapsing ceiling

    OIG found major health and safety violations in many state-licensed child care providers around the country. States should meet new legal requirements to fix these lapses.

  • Eye on Oversight - Medicare Part D Fraud

    February 5, 2016
    Prescription pill bottles scattered over one hundred dollar bills

    Medicare Part D helps millions of beneficiaries pay for prescription drugs. Part D spending, and fraud, is on the rise. There are major financial and social implications to drug diversion and drug abuse. Eye On Oversight is an HHS-OIG videos series that highlights key issues in the fight against health care fraud.

  • Rules for HHS Contractors

    March 19, 2014
    Juliet Hodgkins

    The OIG reviews rules for Federal contractors. Learn about some of the rules, where to find all of the rules, and get some tips so you can avoid problems with your HHS contract. The HHS OIG oversees programs tied to disaster recovery efforts, like programs that help Hurricane Sandy victims. The OIG provides important guidance to HHS grant and contract officers, informing them of their roles and responsibilities, and risk areas when making awards to grantees or contractors. The OIG's videos on grant and contract oversight provide tips to help grantees and contractors use funds effectively and appropriately.

  • Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol

    April 16, 2013
    Tony Maida stands in front of a screen that says "Provider Compliance Training" and an American flag

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) discusses the OIG's updated Self-Disclosure Protocol. The Protocol was updated in 2013.

  • Guidance for Health Care Boards

    March 27, 2013
    Gregory Demske against a wood background

    The OIG discusses the role of healthcare industry Boards of Directors and Trustees in promoting compliance.

  • Reporting Fraud to OIG

    February 9, 2012
    Spencer Turnbull against a wood background

    The OIG talks about ways to report fraud through OIG's tip line and online reporting tool.