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OIG: Wildlife services official helped create grants that financially ... - The Hill



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OIG: Wildlife services official helped create grants that financially ... 
The Hill
A Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) employee was involved with signing off on a nearly $325000 grant that funneled tax-payer money to a nonprofit that paid his wife thousands from the agreement, an Office of Inspector General (OIG) inves.

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OIG: Medicare needs to do more to prevent fraud and waste related to chiropractic care - McKnight's Long Term Care News



OIG: Medicare needs to do more to prevent fraud and waste related to chiropractic care 
McKnight's Long Term Care News
Previous controls have not done enough to reduce fraud and waste in connection to chiropractic care for Medicare patients, according to a review issued by a federal watchdog Friday. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector ...

 


Medicare Improperly Paid $66.3M for Certain Specimen Validity Tests, HHS OIG Says - 360Dx



Medicare Improperly Paid $66.3M for Certain Specimen Validity Tests, HHS OIG Says 
360Dx
NEW YORK (360Dx) ? Medicare improperly paid 4,480 clinical laboratories and physician offices a total of $66.3 million for specimen validity tests that did not comply with Medicare billing requirements, the US Department of Health and Human Services ...

 


OIG: DHS Needs to Improve its HSPD-12 Identification Program - HSToday



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OIG: DHS Needs to Improve its HSPD-12 Identification Program 
HSToday
The OIG has audited DHS's progress in implementing HSPD-12 in 2007 and 2010, and this latest report was to evaluate how much progress had been made since then. OIG found that many of the issues that were raised in these previous audits still present ...

 


OIG emphasizes the impact of sophisticated data analytics in 2019 budget request - FierceHealthcare



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OIG emphasizes the impact of sophisticated data analytics in 2019 budget request 
FierceHealthcare
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is asking for an additional $22.8 million for fiscal year 2019 to maintain its focus on healthcare fraud enforcement, which has relied heavily on data analytics in recent ...

 


Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Findings of VA OIG Report - PR Newswire (press release)



Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Findings of VA OIG Report 
PR Newswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) issued the following statement today from its executive director, Carl Blake, regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector ...

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HHS OIG: University of Michigan Health System overbills Medicare by $6.2 million - ModernHealthcare.com



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HHS OIG: University of Michigan Health System overbills Medicare by $6.2 million 
ModernHealthcare.com
The CMS overpaid the University of Michigan Health System $6.2 million and it should refund the federal government, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General. The agency reviewed claims from 2014 and 2015 and found that the hospital did not fully ...

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The Knives Are Out For VA Secretary Shulkin - Task & Purpose - Task & Purpose



Task & Purpose
 
The Knives Are Out For VA Secretary Shulkin - Task & Purpose 
Task & Purpose
It's been a tumultuous week for the Department of Veterans Affairs, after a scathing inspector general report surfaced detailing abuses and errors in VA Secretary David Shulkin's 10-day trip to Europe last summer. But the fall-out from the ...

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TSA Could Improve How it Processes Sensitive Security Information, Finds OIG - HSToday



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TSA Could Improve How it Processes Sensitive Security Information, Finds OIG 
HSToday
In this review, the OIG found that although TSA has adequate policies in place for reviewing sensitive security information, some of its critical guidance on identifying such data needs to be updated. In particular it pinpoints SSI ID guides, which are ...

 


VA OIG: Shulkin And His Staff Committed 'Serious Derelictions' In Expensing Europe Trip - Task & Purpose



Task & Purpose
 
VA OIG: Shulkin And His Staff Committed 'Serious Derelictions' In Expensing Europe Trip 
Task & Purpose
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and his senior staff committed ?a number of serious derelictions? in expensing a 10-day, $122,000 trip to Europe with his wife, Merle Bari, last July, improperly accepting tickets to Wimbledon, and filing ...
Inspector general: VA Secretary Shulkin's chief of staff altered email for wife's expenses CNN
Watchdog: Aide to VA chief altered email to cover cost of Europe trip NBCNews.com
IG rips VA chief over travel, tickets FCW.com
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