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New Government Report: Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program: Improvements Needed in Controls over Reporting Deposits and Expenditures

by Kay L. Daly
Paperback, 43 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 1437987257

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.

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June 13, 2011 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Combating Gangs: Federal Agencies Have Implemented a Central American Gang Strategy, but Could Strengthen Oversight and Measurement of Efforts

Combating Gangs: Federal Agencies Have Implemented a Central American Gang Strategy, but Could Strengthen Oversight and Measurement of Efforts
by Eileen R. Larence (Paperback, 74 pages, 2010, $25)

Thousands of gang members in the U.S. belong to gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street that are also active in Central American countries. Federal entities with responsibilities for addressing Central American gangs include the National Security Council (NSC); Depts. of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), and State; and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

This report reviewed federal efforts to combat transnational gangs. It addresses (1) the extent to which the federal government has developed a strategy to combat these gangs, and (2) how federal agencies have implemented the strategy and other programs to combat these gangs, coordinated their actions, and assessed their results.

The report examined federal agencies’ antigang plans, resources, and measures; interviewed federal, state, and local officials in seven localities representing varying population sizes and geographic regions; and interviewed U.S. and foreign officials in El Salvador and Guatemala where U.S. agencies have implemented antigang programs. The results of these interviews are not generalizable. Includes recommendations. Figures.

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