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CMS Medicare Overpayment Recoveries Related to Recommendations in OIG Audit Reports

HHS is responsible for resolving Federal audit report recommendations related to its activities, grantees, and contractors within 6 months after formal receipt of the audit reports. From October 1, 2014, to December 31, 2016, OIG issued 153 audit reports that related to the Medicare program and that contained 193 monetary recommendations totaling $648 million. Of the $648 million in recommended overpayment recoveries, CMS agreed to collect $566 million applicable to 190 recommendations. We will determine the extent to which CMS: (1) collected agreed upon Medicare overpayments identified in OIG audit reports and (2) took corrective action in response to the recommendations in our prior audit report examining CMS' overpayment recoveries (A-04-10-03059). In that report, we recommended that CMS enhance its systems and procedures for recording, collecting, and reporting overpayments. We also recommended that CMS provide guidance to its contractors on how to document that overpayments were actually collected.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
April 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS Medicare Overpayment Recoveries Related to Recommendations in OIG Audit Reports Office of Audit Services W-00-18-35807 2019