OIG Recommendations Could Have Saved $24 Billion

The failure of federal agencies to implement 25 sets of "significant" recommendations from the HHS Office of Inspector General has cost US taxpayers and beneficiaries some $24 billion.

The failure of federal agencies to implement 25 sets of "significant" recommendations from the HHS Office of Inspector General has cost US taxpayers and beneficiaries some $24 billion, says an OIG report released last week.

Some 275 of the recommended actions attribute delays and failures of CMS to follow through to legislative or other obstacles. If implemented, however, the recommended actions would likely improve quality and patient safety, program integrity, financial and grants management, and contractor management, the report says.

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