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$Billions of fraud in HHS programs

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) will recover more than $2 billion through audits and investigations of fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs, the office linkurl:announced;http://www.oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/press/2008/semiannual_press_spring2008.pdf last Thursday (Jun 12). "OIG's accomplishments reflect a robust oversight agenda implemented through audits, evaluations, and compliance and enforcement activities," said Inspector General linkurl:

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) will recover more than $2 billion through audits and investigations of fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs, the office linkurl:announced;http://www.oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/press/2008/semiannual_press_spring2008.pdf last Thursday (Jun 12). "OIG's accomplishments reflect a robust oversight agenda implemented through audits, evaluations, and compliance and enforcement activities," said Inspector General linkurl:Daniel Levinson;http://www.oig.hhs.gov/organization/IGbiography.html in an OIG press release. "It is through a combination of vigilant oversight, outreach to the health care community, and partnership with government agencies at all levels that we are able to fulfill our mission to protect the integrity of HHS programs and beneficiaries." A couple of the incidents outlined in OIG's linkurl:"Semiannual Report to Congress,";http://www.oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/semiannual/2008/semiannual_spring2008.pdf which outlines the body's plans to recover a total of $2.2 billion through the first half of FY 2008, involve the National Institutes of Health. These included $11.8 million in mis-procured funds that the NIH acquired...

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