: OIG Sets Record In Funds Recovered
HHS' office of the inspector general this year continued its steady march upward in the number of new criminal cases it helped file and the amount of misspent federal healthcare dollars it recovered, setting five-year records in both categories, figures show. The office helped to recoup $5.2 billion in expected HHS "receivables" stemming from investigations its auditors and officials were involved with in fiscal 2012, according to the HHS OIG Semiannual Report to Congress (PDF) summarizing results of the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. Expected HHS receivables averaged $4.2 billion a year between 2008 and 2012, according to annual reports from those years (Carlson, 11/27).
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