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Using the CIGIE Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation

It is important for every industry to have a framework of quality standards by which to measure performance and to establish credibility.  Most people have heard of the Yellow Book, or The Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, that is used by audit organizations.  Evaluation work does not have a well-known equivalent and organizations are often […]

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Veterans Affairs Health Care Added to GAO High Risk List

In 2015, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care achieved a distinction held by two other large Federal health care programs – Medicare and Medicaid – that of being designated a Government Accountability Office (GAO) high risk program. VA Health Care was added to the GAO High Risk List in response to its problems providing adequate […]

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OIG Work Plan for 2016 Highlights New Program Evaluations and Oversight

The HHS OIG released its Work Plan for FY 2016 on November 2nd. The Work Plan outlines audits, evaluations, and other activities OIG is conducting or plans to conduct in the coming fiscal year. Much of the planned work for FY 2016 focuses on cut and dry payment reviews with the goal of identifying and […]

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How Effective are Criminal Background Checks Really?

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) report from October, 2012 offers some interesting insights into the usefulness of criminal background checks for nurse aides. To get to these insights, some setup is needed. Nurse aides work in long-term-care facilities. To work as a nurse aide, individuals must complete […]

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  • Author: IntegrityM
  • Date: October 14, 2015
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Medicaid Health Homes Program Operation

Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act created an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit – Health Homes – to coordinate care for individuals who have Medicaid and have: 2 or more chronic conditions; 1 chronic condition and are at risk for a second; or 1 serious and persistent mental health condition. Chronic conditions include substance […]

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