New Government Report: Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program
by Kay L. Daly
Paperback, 43 pages, 2011, $20.00
To help combat fraud and abuse in health care programs, Congress enacted the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) program as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA requires that the Depts. of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Justice (DoJ) issue a joint annual report to Congress on amounts deposited to and appropriated from the Fed. Hospital Insur. Trust Fund for the HCFAC program. This review assesses the extent to which HHS and DOJ: (1) took actions to address the recommendations made in a 2005 report; and (2) designed effective controls over reporting HCFAC deposits and expenditures for FY 2008 and 2009. Charts and tables.
Entry filed under: New Government Reports. Tags: department of health and human services, department of justice, doj, gao, government, government accountability office, hcfac, health care fraud and abuse control, health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996, hhs, hipaa, report.