HHS Inspector General: $3.4 Billion Recovered In First Half Of 2011Modern Healthcare: Inspector General Reports Recovery Of $3.4 Billion
HHS' inspector general's office tallied $3.4 billion in expected recoveries through its audits and investigations in the first half of fiscal 2011, according to its semiannual report to Congress. The office recovered $3.1 billion in the year-ago period.Of that, $222.4 million is attributed to audits with the other $3.2 billion netted from fraud investigations, largely carried out in collaboration with the U.S. Justice Department. That includes $620 million that will flow to agencies other than HHS, principally state Medicaid programs (Blesch 6/1). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.