OIG Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report to Congress

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

The Office of Inspector General issued its Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Report to Congress on December 3, 2018.   The period covered by this 90-page report is April 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018.

OIG TOC

Highlights of OIG Accomplishments:

  • Identifying Improper Payments and Opportunities for Savings in HHS Programs
  • Fighting Fraud in HHS Programs
  • Preventing and Treating Opioid Misuse
  • Protecting the Health and Safety of Children in HHS Programs
  • Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Medicare’s Hospice Program
  • Improving Financial Management and Reducing Improper Payments in Medicare
  • Protecting the Integrity of the Medicaid Program
  • Protecting Health and Safety in Adult Day Care Facilities
  • Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Native Populations

Each of the accomplishments is worth reading.  OIG has been busy during these past 6 months, as usual.