The OIG has posted its Semiannual Report to Congress for the period of September April 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008. The OIG reported savings and expected recoveries of more than $20.4 billion for all of FY 2008, including $16.72 billion in implemented recommendations, $1.33 billion in audit receivables, and $2.35 billion in investigative receivables. In FY 2008, OIG excluded 3,129 individuals and organizations from participation in federal health care programs. In addition, OIG reported 775 criminal actions brought against individuals or organizations that engaged in crimes against HHS programs and pursued 342 civil actions, which include False Claims Act and unjust enrichment suits, Civil Monetary Penalties Law settlements, and administrative recoveries related to provider self-disclosure matters. The report also includes a review of major enforcement actions and policy recommendations for the second half of FY 2008.