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NCJ Number: 67383 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE - OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL - ANNUAL REPORT, 1978
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 390
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG) SUMMARIZES ITS ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1978, AND MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY AND NEW LEGISLATION.
Abstract: THREE MAJOR ACTIVITIES--AUDIT, INVESTIGATIONS, AND SYSTEMS REVIEW--ARE IDENTIFIED, EACH WITH ITS OWN WORK PROGRAM. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE SERVES AS A LEADER AND CATALYST IN ASSEMBLING JOINT TEAMS OF MIXED DISCIPLINES TO ATTACK PROBLEMS. OPERATIONS SHOULD BE HIGHLY DECENTRALIZED WITH AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. THE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE ACTIVITIES AND KEY FINDINGS OF SEVEN AREAS OF ACTIVITY: (1) PUTTING LOSSES DUE TO FRAUD, ABUSE AND ERROR INTO PERSPECTIVE; (2) HIGHLIGHTS OF 1978 AUDIT EFFORTS; (3) HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS AND OTHER FRAUD INVESTIGATION AGENCIES; (4) INITIATIVES TO ATTACK FRAUD, ABUSE AND ERROR IN HEALTH CARE FINANCING PROGRAMS; IN INCOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS; AND IN THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS; AND (5) OIG ACTIVITIES RELATED TO CONTRACTS AND DISCRETIONARY GRANTS. THE 18 APPENDIXES PROVIDING SUPPORTIVE INFORMATION INCLUDE TABLES, PROJECT SUMMARIES, ANALYSES, AND AUDITS. (TAG)
Index Term(s): Fraud; US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
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