OIG Workplan Update: From Opioid Misuse to Elder Abuse

The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) continues to update its Work Plan monthly. As we previously noted, the OIG has gone from an annual update to monthly updates as a way to enhance transparency. It sets forth various projects including OIG audits and evaluations that are underway […]

The end to ICD-10 code flexibility: How are you handling it?

It may be hard to believe, but ICD-10 recently celebrated its first birthday. So we thought it only fitting that we post this blog on 10-10. The change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 meant the addition of thousands of more very specific, and in some cases, very unusual diagnostic codes. Examples include: being pecked by a […]

Audit: HHS fails to accurately report and prevent improper payments

A recent audit of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine if the agency is in compliance with the reporting standards required under the Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) of 2002 found an ongoing failure by the agency to accurately report and prevent improper payments. The audit, conducted by Ernst & Young […]

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