OIG-HHS seeks more money, expects smaller recoveries in 2012

by Ben Vernia | February 15th, 2011

In the report of the Office of Inspector General of HHS to Congress providing a narrative review of its fiscal year 2012 budget request, two highlights:

  • OIG-HHS is asking for an additional $64 million to oversee Medicare and Medicaid (from p. 9):

    Continue oversight of Medicaid and Medicare program activities previously funded through mandatory appropriations and funding in support of the Administration’s initiative to focus collaborative efforts on preventing health care fraud and enforcing current anti-fraud laws around the country through the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) initiative. Note that this request includes $97,556,000 through the HCFAC discretionary allocation adjustment. While this funding is requested through the budget for CMS, information on OIG-specific activities can be found in this document.

  • The Administration expects a significant drop (about 13%) in fraud recoveries from 2010 to 2011, followed by a modest 3% rise from 2011 to 2012 (p. 31).

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