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Health and Human Services OIG releases 2010 Work Plan

Kristen Kohrt, for HealthLeaders Media, October 2, 2009
The Department of Health and Human Services OIG released its 2010 OIG Work Plan, giving healthcare compliance professionals an idea of what types of audits and reviews to expect in the coming fiscal year.

The annual Work Plan describes the various projects that different departments of the OIG plan to do, as well as projects that are in process. These departments include the Office of Audit Services, Office of Evaluation and Inspections, Office of Investigations, and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General.

In the 2010 Work Plan, the OIG grouped ongoing and planned reviews into two major parts:

  • CMS – Reviews related to Medicare, Medicaid, information systems controls, the Childrens Health Insurance Program, and related investigation and legal counsel to OIG.
  • Public Health and Human Services Programs and Department-wide Issues – Reviews related to agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Aging, and the Administration for Children and Families. This part also describes department-wide issues, such as financial accounting and information systems management.

The Work Plan also includes reviews related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, described in Appendix A of the document.

Stay tuned for further coverage and analysis from our compliance experts of the 2010 OIG Work Plan.


Kristen Kohrt is the associate editor for Healthcare Auditing Strategies and Healthcare Auditing Weekly, and manages the Healthcare Auditing Resource Center. You can contact her at kkhort@hcpro.com.

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