Tuesday, October 12, 2004

HHS-OIG Publishes 2005 Work Plan and 2004 Cost-Saver Handbook

Today the HHS Office of Inspector General posted the Fiscal Year 2005 Work Plan on its website.

The OIG Work Plan sets forth various projects to be addressed during the fiscal year by the Office of Audit Services, Office of Evaluation and Inspections, Office of Investigations, and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General. The Work Plan includes projects planned in each of the Department's major entities: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the public health agencies; and the Administrations for Children, Families, and Aging.

Also, the OIG added to its website today the 2004 Cost-Saver Handbook, commonly called the Red Book. The Red Book is a compendium of significant OIG cost-saving recommendations that have not been fully implemented. Full implementation of the recommendations in the 2004 edition of the Red Book could produce substantial savings to the Department.

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