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Health and Human Services Watchdog Eyes Senior Living

During the next four years, the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General plans to focus on promoting quality of care in home and community-based settings as well as nursing homes, according to its newly released strategic plan.

The OIG 2014-2018 strategic plan focuses on four core areas: fight fraud, waste and abuse; promote quality, safety and value; secure the future; and advance excellence and innovation.

To meet those objectives, the OIG also said it plans to investigate and refer for prosecution of cases “involving abuse or grossly deficient care of Medicare or Medicaid patients.”

Additionally, the OIG plans to continue its work on identifying billing and payment errors by providers and inefficiencies resulting in “wasteful spending.”

The OIG said it would continue advising administrators and policymakers on promoting the secure and effective use of data and technology. Looking ahead, the group plans to focus on accuracy and completeness of program data such as Medicaid data, privacy and security of personally identifiable information, and the security and integrity of electronic health records.

The OIG for the nation’s Health and Human Services Department is charged with providing independent and objective oversight promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the programs and operations of HHS.

Read the HHS's OIG Strategic Plan 2014-2018.



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