As a result, the OIG
said it will revisit this objective later, allowing the agency time to develop the process.
The Texas Medical Association, which has stood by providers the organization believes have wrongfully been accused of fraud, is asking lawmakers to set up a panel of physicians to review cases before the OIG
issues a payment hold.
Upon receipt of a specific report, the OIG
may open an investigation or audit, refer the matter to USDOT management for appropriate review and action, or refer the allegation to another Federal agency.
Because hospitalizations of residents are costly to Medicare and may indicate quality-of-care problems, OIG
will review the extent of hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries residing in nursing homes.
The GAO report examined FDA's post-marketing oversight of drug safety, while the OIG
report considered the agency's ability to monitor post-marketing study commitments.
With this in mind, the OIG
analyzes proposed agreements against the civil monetary penalty (CMP) statute and anti-kickback statute.
also said FSA should reconsider rules excusing borrowers from paying interest during "conditional discharge periods.
During the Clinton administration, a scorching OIG
report revealed alarming widespread abuses at the FBI crime laboratory and retaliation against FBI whistleblower Dr.
In 2003, the OIG
stopped printing and distributing the report, instead opting to create PDF files, e-mailing the report and making them available on our Web site.
Coleman has oversight responsibilities for the OIG
's overall reporting and communications, including its legislatively mandated semiannual reports to the Congress; as well as the quality assurance of OIG
products and processes.
is reviewing the appropriateness of early discharges from long term care facilities to home, and subsequent payments to these facilities.
With regional offices and over 70 special agents, the OIG
investigates allegations of identity theft involving federal student aid funds in conjunction with the U.