Latest Office of Inspector General Stories

2014-07-17 16:25:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspector General Michael A. Sprow announced today that the Office of Inspector General recovered more than $7.3 million in taxpayer funds for the fiscal year 2013-2014 from individuals who were ineligible to receive long term care assistance. In addition, the commonwealth realized over $2.6 million in cost savings for the same period. Cost savings represent future use of commonwealth funds that would have been expended for...

2014-04-23 16:31:12

PHILADELPHIA and BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Justice and several whistleblowers have reached an agreement with Louisiana based home healthcare provider Amedisys, Inc. ("Amedisys") to resolve civil fraud liabilities under the Federal False Claims Act ("FCA") for $150 million. In addition to paying a $150 million civil settlement, Amedisys will be bound by a Corporate Integrity Agreement ("CIA") with the Office of Inspector General of the...

2014-04-22 23:15:43

On March 25, 2014, The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit report titled FHFA Oversight of Enterprise Controls Over Pre-Foreclosure Property Inspections. The National Association of Mortgage Field Services would like to take this opportunity to open a dialogue about the field services industry and will begin by addressing the OIG audit findings on pre-foreclosure inspections. Stow, OH (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 On March 25, 2014, The...

2014-04-08 23:26:40

In response to the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) new guidelines where it is suggested that hospitals and other medical facilities, as well as recruiting and staffing agencies monitor the LEIE on a monthly basis, Corra Group is providing several new monitoring programs. El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Corra Group has added monthly monitoring of healthcare sanctions background checks to its healthcare employment screening program. The monthly monitoring system helps keep...

2014-02-20 08:32:22

Medicine Access & Compliance Coalition Developing Private-Based Initiatives to Correct Drug Pricing Program's Irregularities WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medicine Access & Compliance Coalition (MACC), a 340B drug pricing reform group, has offered concrete solutions to address concerns and a lack of transparency cited in the recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report. The 340B program gives safety net hospitals and clinics, known as covered...

2013-12-30 12:21:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen Pennsylvania residents recently pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today. "The Office of Inspector General does not tolerate individuals who deliberately cheat the welfare system," said Inspector General Michael A. Sprow, "Our office works diligently with all district attorneys statewide to eliminate welfare fraud through vigorous...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'