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OIG

(Office of Inspector General) See healthcare IT.
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However, the OIG may also issue advisory opinions regarding the exclusion authorities, the civil monetary penalty authorities and the criminal penalties.
In another update, OIG wants to take a new look at the extent of survey and certification deficiencies in nursing homes.
The OIG has increased its data-mining efforts to identify potential trends and patterns involving identity theft and other crimes involving fraud against the student aid programs.
Another issue the OIG was concerned about was the pharmacy, which was contracted to provide services for the DME company.
The OIG has stated that its review was limited to ingredient acquisition costs and did not include other costs, such as securing and maintaining the product in inventory, the cost of returned goods, shrinkage, etc.
Among a long list of faults the Texas center found with the OIG report was that it failed to sample Medicaid pharmacy providers accurately; may not have included a representative sample of Medicaid drugs; did not correct its estimate for the nearly 16% of pharmacies that failed to respond to its survey; inconsistently categorized branded versus generic products; did not consider Medicaid sales when weighting the discounts it reported; and overestimated Medicaid savings because of the assumption that all reimbursements are made at the average wholesale price reimbursement rate.
At the end of this Advisory Bulletin, the OIG noted the difficulty in individually permitting and uniformly regulating institution-specific arrangements and predicted that issuing favorable opinions would be imprudent.
Note that some issues are carried over from one year to the next if the OIG does not complete the review.
Conner said he was unfamiliar with the criminal investigation and an OIG audit report.
HUD OIG needed a cost-effective, seasoned IT partner with the proven nationwide ability to deliver robust, secure, reliable and available IT infrastructure services in accordance with stringent Technical Performance Index (TPI) metrics.
Provision of OIG IT Evaluation, Strategy & Roadmap.
During the 2014 benefit year, CMS had no process in place for cutting off premium tax credit subsidy payments for QHP enrollees who failed to pay their bills, HHS OIG officials said in the report.