Corporate Compliance

OIG adds new Web page for Recovery Act funds oversight

Healthcare Auditing Weekly, April 7, 2009

On April 2, the OIG announced it added a Recovery Act Fund Oversight section to its Web site. The OIG is responsible for ensuring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) uses the $135 billion it received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in accordance with legal and administrative requirements.

The new section of the Web site lists the OIG’s objectives, its investigative activities, and its audit activities, which include:

  • Reviewing spending plans prepared by HHS management for each HHS Recovery Act program.
  • Launching a Recovery Act risk assessment and work plan development team. The team is gaining an understanding of how each HHS agency plans to use, disburse, and monitor Recovery Act funds.
  • Examining CMS’ plan for temporarily increasing the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage and the controls in place to ensure the increase is implemented as intended by the Recovery Act.

 

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