McGuireWoods: OIG Releases Its 2019 Top Recommendations for Health and Human Services Department to Reduce Fraud

“Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its annual Solutions to Reduce Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in HHS Programs: OIG’s Top Recommendations. This publication outlines the OIG’s top 25 unimplemented recommendations that, in OIG’s view, would most positively affect HHS programs in terms of cost savings, program effectiveness and efficiency, and public health and safety. These recommendations stem from OIG audits and evaluations and suggest changes coming to the federal healthcare programs that may impact healthcare facilities in the future. The OIG’s recommendations outline where providers could focus their own compliance program to prepare for any further government scrutiny.”

“The OIG also identified certain recommendations from HHS’ 2018 report and described the successful progress made by certain HHS operating divisions — i.e., the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — with respect to HHS’ past recommendations. It is likely that the 2019 recommendations will receive the same push toward implementation…”

“A full list of the OIG’s 25 recommendations is included at the end of this alert; however, a few key recommendations for CMS are highlighted here…” Read the full article here.

Source: OIG Releases Its 2019 Top Recommendations for Health and Human Services Department to Reduce Fraud – August 13, 2019. McGuire Woods.

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