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News: Semi-annual OIG report to Congress released

CDI Strategies, June 19, 2014

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In the first half of the 2014 fiscal year, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reported more than $3 billion in audit recoveries, nearly $3 billion recovered from investigations, and nearly a million in other non-Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) investigations due to efforts related to Medicaid restitution, according to the agency’s semi-annual report to Congress.

Additionally, the OIG reported 465 criminal actions related to crimes against HHS-related programs and 266 civil actions including false claims, civil monetary penalties settlements, among other items. More than 1,700 people and entities were excluded from participation in Federal healthcare programs.

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