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HHS-OIG Compendium of Priority Recommendations (2014)

Issued on  | Posted on  | Report number: OIG-TUR-2014

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This document, entitled the Compendium of Priority Recommendations (Compendium), renames the Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations, a core publication of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). With this edition, we focus on 25 priority issues for which we have open recommendations. The Compendium constitutes OIG’s response to a specific requirement of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. (Section 5(a)(3).) That is, it identifies significant recommendations described in previous Semiannual Reports to Congress with respect to problems, abuses, or deficiencies for which corrective actions have not been completed. The 2014 edition also responds to a requirement associated with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 directing OIG to report its top 25 unimplemented recommendations that, on the basis of the professional opinion of OIG, would best protect the integrity of HHS programs if implemented. The recommendations represent opportunities to achieve cost savings, improve program management, and ensure quality of care and safety of beneficiaries in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and beyond. 2 The 25 broad “Priority Recommendations” we identified for this edition derive from more specific recommendations that OIG has made to HHS in audit and evaluation reports. Those more specific recommendations, or action steps, are included in the summary of each broad recommendation, and the underlying reports are referenced. The 25 priority recommendations are generally grouped by the underlying HHS program or operation; thus, they are not internally ranked and so do not reflect relative priority among the 25.

Top Unimplemented Recommendations
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