The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for Health and Human Services (HHS) Work Plan describes audits, reviews and other work statutorily required or otherwise undertaken by the OIG. Monthly updates to the OIG Work Plan can be found on the Recently Added page. All current Work Plan items are available on the Active Work Plan Items page.

Twelve new items were added to the OIG Work Plan in August 2019:

August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Payments of Positive Airway Pressure Devices for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Without Conducting a Prior Sleep Study Office of Audit Services W-00-19-35823
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services States’ Medicaid Agency Claims for Indian Health Service Expenditures Office of Audit Services W-00-19-31538
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Review of the Medicare DRG Window Policy Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-05-19-00380
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Opioids in Medicaid: Review of Extreme Use and Overprescribing in the Appalachian Region Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-05-19-00410
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Market Shares for Diabetic Testing Strips from April to June 2019 Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-04-19-00480 OEI-04-19-00481
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nursing Homes: CMS Oversight of State Survey Agencies Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-06-19-00460
August 2019 Administration for Children and Families Nation-Wide Evaluation of the Prevention of Child Sex Trafficking in Foster Care Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-07-19-00370
August 2019 Administration for Children and Families States’ Prevention of Child Sex Trafficking in Foster Care Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-07-19-00371
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Use of Telehealth to Provide Behavioral Health Services in Medicaid Managed Care Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-02-19-00400
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid Assisted Living Services Office of Audit Services W-00-19-31541
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Part B Services to Medicare Beneficiaries Residing in Nursing Homes During Non-Part A Stays Office of Audit Services W-00-19-35824
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Review of Medicare Facet Joint Procedures Office of Audit Services W-00-19-35825

Health care and life sciences companies potentially impacted by these OIG Work Plan items should evaluate and consider these items carefully.