In its "Semiannual Report to Congress," the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), announced expected recoveries of more than $3 billion for the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2010.
Specifically, OIG's expected recoveries for October 2009 through March 2010 include about $667 million in audit receivables and $2.5 billion in investigative receivables. Also in the first half of FY 2010, OIG reported exclusions of 1,935 individuals and entities from participating in Federal health care programs, 293 criminal actions, and 164 civil actions.
"As the Department's health and human service programs expand, so does OIG's mission to protect these vital programs from fraud, waste, and abuse," said Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson. "We have aggressively pursued new avenues of enforcement and are actively developing our operational strategy to successfully meet our growing oversight responsibilities."