5 Big Targets On The HHS Watchdog's Hit List

By Jeff Overley (November 10, 2014, 5:38 PM EST) -- Investigative plans from the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for 2015 show rising scrutiny of Affordable Care Act spending and new inquiries involving patient privacy and Medicare billing. Here, experts spotlight five must-watch areas of OIG oversight.

Stepped-Up Scrutiny of ACA Dollars

The OIG has included ACA reviews in its annual work plan since the landmark law's passage in 2010. Audits have grown more numerous over time, and the year ahead looks likely to continue that trend.

"It is a ramped-up focus on programmatic implementation of the Affordable Care Act," said Laurence J. Freedman...

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