Corporate Compliance

OIG review finds CMS behind on audit recommendations

Healthcare Auditing Weekly, December 2, 2008

During a recent review, the OIG found that during fiscal years 2006 and 2007, CMS resolved 3,462 of the 4,650 outstanding audit recommendations from federal and non-federal entities.
 
CMS is responsible for resolving federal and non-federal audit report recommendations related to its activities, grantees, and contractors within six months after formal receipt of the reports, the OIG said in its report.
 
The OIG distributes monthly stewardship reports to CMS to show the status of those reported audit recommendations.
 
Although CMS resolved 3,462 of the 4,650 audit recommendations from that time period, 2,813 of the 3,462 were not resolved during the required six-month period. Also, as of September 30, 2007, CMS had not resolved 1,188 audit recommendations that were past due for resolution. The dollar amounts associated with these recommendations totaled $1.165 billion, the OIG report said.
 
The OIG is recommending CMS:
  • Resolve all audit recommendations within the required six-month audit resolution period
  • Resolve the 1,188 outstanding audit recommendations that were past due as of September 30, 2007

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