Each month, we are pleased to share the most recent additions to the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan items. Starting in June 2017 – OIG has been updating their Work Plan monthly with any new changes to the active list. Let’s take a look at the new updates from this month.  

What is the HHS OIG Work Plan?

Each month, we are pleased to share the most recent additions to the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan items. Starting in June 2017 – OIG has been updating their Work Plan monthly with any new changes to the active list. Let’s take a look at the new updates from this month.  

What is the HHS OIG Work Plan?

The HHS OIG Work Plan sets forth various projects that OIG plans to undertake during the fiscal year and beyond.

Projects listed in the Work Plan span HHS’s operating divisions, including the following: 

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Various state and local governments – evaluating the use of federal funds as well as the administration of HHS

*Some of the projects described in the Work Plan are statutorily required.

July’s agenda includes only one new item from HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). Let’s walk through this latest release so you can address it within your compliance program, if applicable. 

Quality of Maternal Healthcare in Indian Health Service Hospitals

Early analysis of medical record review results for the study of Adverse Events in Indian Health Service Hospitals (OEI-06-17-00530) identified instances in which Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital providers did not follow recommended practices during labor and delivery

In the United States, maternal mortality and morbidity rates have been increasing and up to 60 percent of maternal deaths may be preventable. HHS OIG will be evaluating IHS hospitals to identify and describe examples of potentially substandard care during labor and delivery. OIG will use medical reviews from obstetrician/gynecologists who specialize in patient safety to gather more information to improve delivery outcomes.


Find the full list of Recently Added Items on OIG’s site. Take a look at our recaps of all the archived releases by visiting the ProviderTrust Work Plan page.


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