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Title: SECRETARY'S NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FRAUD, ABUSE, AND ERROR - PROTECTING THE TAXPAYER'S DOLLAR - CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, 1978, WASHINGTON (DC)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Office of the Secretary
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 241
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20201
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THESE PROCEEDINGS REPRESENT AN EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ON WAYS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND INTEGRITY IN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE (DHEW) PROGRAMS, WHILE CONTINUING AND ENHANCING THE PROGRAMS' ENDS.
Abstract: OPENING REMARKS FOCUS ON THE CONTINUING REQUIREMENT FOR HUMAN SERVICE SYSTEMS THAT AIM AT ERADICATING AND PREVENTING HUMAN NEED, BUT WHICH CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR FRAUD AND ABUSE. WORKSHOPS AND DISCUSSION GROUPS REPORT ON STEPS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED TOWARD CONTROLLING FRAUD AND ABUSE IN HUMAN SERVICE SYSTEMS, PARTICULARLY FOR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY, INCOME ASSISTANCE, AND STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. SPECIAL ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO TECHNIQUES FOR ELIMINATING FRAUD AND ABUSE IN MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PROGRAMS, WITH MICHIGAN STATE'S PROGRAM DESCRIBED AS ONE THAT IS SUCCEEDING. THE ROLE OF ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS AND INTERNAL AUDITING IS EXPLORED, ALONG WITH THE ROLES OF FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PROSECUTORS AND INVESTIGATORS IN PROSECUTING FRAUD AND ABUSE PARTICIPANTS. THE USE OF THE COMPUTER AS ITS OWN AUDITOR, CONTROLLER, AND MONITOR IS STUDIED, WITH OUTLINES OF STEPS TOWARD INCREASED SOPHISTICATION IN COMPUTER CONTROL OF COMPUTER CRIME, SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVED MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTER USE, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BETTER SYSTEMS DESIGNS AND BETTER TRAINING FOR MANAGERIAL STAFF. ACTIONS THAT HEW HAS TAKEN CONTROL FOR ABUSE AND FRAUD ARE DETAILED. CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO ISSUES REGARDING ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUALS' AND ORGANIZATIONS' RIGHTS TO PRIVACY. APPENDIXES PROVIDE A DIRECTORY OF CONFERENCE ATTENDEES, NAMES OF SESSION ORGANIZERS, AND THE STAFF OF THE CONFERENCE. SUMMARIES OF DISCUSSSIONS, PANELS, AND QUESTIONS-AND-ANSWER PERIODS ARE ALSO PROVIDED. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Computer abuse; Fraud; Medicaid/Medicare fraud; Michigan; Program abuse; US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Note: NCJ-68143 ALSO CONTAINS NCJ-68144 THROUGH 68154.
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