On December 15, 2010, the OIG submitted its semiannual report to Congress pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978. The report summarizes the OIG's audit, investigation, and evaluation activities from April 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010 and for the 2010 fiscal year in total. Highlighted accomplishments for FY 2010 include savings and expected recoveries of $25.9 billion and the exclusion of 3,340 individuals and organizations from participation in Federal health care programs. The report summarizes the OIG's Medicaid and Medicare reviews, its legal and investigative activities, its public health (CDC, FDA, HRSA, HIS, NIH) and human services (AoA, ACF) reviews, and other department wide issues.

To read the OIG's press release, please go to: http://oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/press/2010/sar2010press.pdf. To read the full report, please go to: http://oig.hhs.gov/publications/sar/2010/fall2010_semiannual.pdf.