HHS Compliance with the Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act
The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA), as amended by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 (IPERIA), requires the head of each Federal agency with programs or activities that may be susceptible to significant improper payments to report certain information to Congress. For any program or activity with estimated improper payments exceeding $10 million and 1.5 percent, or $100 million regardless of the improper payment rate, HHS must report to Congress improper payment estimates, corrective action plans, and reduction targets. Pursuant to IPERA and OMB Circular A-123, Appendix C, Requirements for Payment Integrity Improvement, OIG will review HHS compliance with IPIA, as amended, as well as how HHS assesses the programs it reports and the accuracy and completeness of the reporting in HHS's Agency Financial Report. We will make recommendations as needed. We will use the independent external auditor contracted to audit the annual CMS and HHS Financial Statement Audits to perform this work.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|February 2020||Office of the Secretary||HHS Compliance with the Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act||Office of Audit Services||W-00-20-40037||2020|