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Audit of CMS Contract Closeout Process

As one of the largest contracting agencies in the Federal Government, HHS performed contracting actions (i.e., award and modifications) totaling $38.5 billion in FY 2023. CMS was responsible for $7.4 billion, or 19 percent of HHS contracting action spending, in FY 2023. Prior OIG work identified issues with HHS contract closeout processes and procedures that are required after a contracting officer receives evidence of completing a contract. The closeout process: (1) ensures that goods and services are provided as intended, (2) validates final costs and payments, and (3) frees up excess funds for possible use elsewhere. We will determine whether CMS closed contracts according to Federal regulations and HHS policies and procedures.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2024 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Audit of CMS Contract Closeout Process Office of Audit Services WA-24-0053 (W-00-24-35918) 2025