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Recommendations Tracker

HHS-OIG provides independent and objective oversight that promotes economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in HHS programs and operations. To drive positive change, we produce reports and identify recommendations for improvement. We have developed this public-facing page for tracking all of our open recommendations. Learn More

Summary of Recommendations Data

Updated Monthly · Last updated on May 21, 2024

1,299

Unimplemented
recommendations

$281.9B

Potential savingsfrom unimplemented recommendations

2,483

Implemented and Closed
recommendations
since FY 2017

OIG Recommendations Grouped by Report

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Showing 521–540 of 1,168 reports, containing 3,782 recommendations Sorted by latest release date
  • Visionquest Industries, Inc.: Audit of Medicare Payments for Orthotic Braces

  • Desoto Home Health Care, Inc.: Audit of Medicare Payments for Orthotic Braces

  • Inadequate Edits and Oversight Caused Medicare To Overpay More Than $267 Million for Hospital Inpatient Claims With Post-Acute-Care Transfers to Home Health Services

  • Some Nursing Homes' Reported Staffing Levels in 2018 Raise Concerns; Consumer Transparency Could Be Increased

  • North Carolina Did Not Ensure That Nursing Facilities Always Reported Allegations of Potential Abuse and Neglect of Medicaid Beneficiaries and Did Not Always Prioritize Allegations Timely

  • Kansas Did Not Ensure That Group Homes for Children in Foster Care Complied With All State Health and Safety Requirements

  • The New York State Medicaid Agency Made Capitation Payments to Managed Care Organizations After Beneficiaries' Deaths

  • New Jersey's Monitoring Did Not Ensure Child Care Provider Compliance With State Criminal Background Check Requirements at 9 of 30 Providers Reviewed

  • CMS Could Have Saved $192 Million by Targeting Home Health Claims for Review With Visits Slightly Above the Threshold That Triggers a Higher Medicare Payment

  • HRSA's Monitoring Did Not Always Ensure Health Centers' Compliance With Federal Requirements for HRSA's Access Increases In Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Supplemental Grant Funding

  • On-Site Psychological Services, P.C.: Audit of Medicare Payments for Psychotherapy Services

  • Utah's Monitoring Process Generally Ensured Child Care Provider Compliance With State Criminal Background Check Requirements

  • Alaska Claimed Unallowable Federal Reimbursement for Some Medicaid Physician-Administered Drugs

  • CMS Did Not Administer and Manage Strategic Communications Services Contracts in Accordance With Federal Requirements

  • Ohio Did Not Ensure the Accuracy and Completeness of Psychotropic and Opioid Medication Information Recorded in Its Child Welfare Information System for Children in Foster Care

  • Hospitals Overbilled Medicare $1 Billion by Incorrectly Assigning Severe Malnutrition Diagnosis Codes to Inpatient Hospital Claims

  • Medicaid Data Can Be Used To Identify Instances of Potential Child Abuse or Neglect

  • Texas Did Not Fully Comply With Federal and State Requirements for Reporting and Monitoring Critical Incidents Involving Medicaid Beneficiaries With Developmental Disabilities

  • Sharon Baptist Head Start Claimed Unallowable Rent and Failed To Return Embezzled Funds

  • Freedom Orthotics, Inc.: Audit of Medicare Payments for Orthotic Braces