In this 22-minute video below, the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) leadership discuss their priorities in 2014, including how the OIG will fight fraud, waste and abuse, promote quality, safety and value while ensuring the future of Health and Human Services programs.
OIG oversees the complex world of the government’s health care programs, and their 2014 work plan provides the blue print of their oversight and enforcement efforts. As it is a time of great transition, a good portion of oversight is focused on the new health care market places, particularly on:
- Payment accuracy
- Eligibility controls
- Contracting oversight and
- Privacy and security issues
In the short video, the OIG elaborates on their goals for 2014 and beyond, including:
- Fighting fraud waste and abuse — such as prescription drug fraud and fraud in home and community-based services.
- Promoting quality, safety and value. A key focus is on the quality of care in nursing homes and addressing the unacceptable reality of how often beneficiaries are injured or harmed during their nursing home stays.
- Securing the future of Health and Human Services programs, of which Health IT is big priority.
See the video below and read the OIG’s 2014 Work Plan (pdf) for more information.