The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a report finding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) neglected to implement 25 sets of “significant recommendations” from the OIG. The estimated financial impact on taxpayers and beneficiaries is $24 billion. The recommended actions “would likely improve quality and patient safety, program integrity, financial and grants management, and contractor management” according to the report.
Some of the recommendations that have not been implemented date back five years or more. Ths CMTS questioned the practicality of some of the recommendations but acknowledged that they have encountered delays with legislation and other obstacles in attempts to make changes.
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