Inspector General Open Recommendations
02/23/2021 - Department of Veterans Affairs VA Needs Better Internal Communication and Data Sharing to Strengthen the Administration of Spina Bifida Benefits Review - Open Recommendations
The OIG recommended that the under secretary for benefits and the under secretary for health formalize interagency sharing processes between the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Denver regional office and the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Community Care on how data and information will be shared between both offices to prevent payments from continuing to deceased spina bifida beneficiaries.
The OIG recommended that the under secretary for benefits and the under secretary for health take the following actions establish clear written guidance on sharing beneficiary data between the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Denver regional office and the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Community Care to ensure all entitled beneficiaries are enrolled in health care.
02/19/2021 - Consumer Product Safety Commission Audit of the CPSC’s Office of Communications Management’s Strategic Goals Audit - Open Recommendations
Coordinate with the Office of Budget, Planning, and Evaluation to develop control activities to improve data confidentiality, integrity, availability, and reporting. Specifically, develop and utilize a reporting tool which includes adequate data security, or leverage the data security features that already exist in Excel. Create or incorporate into existing standard operating procedures the control activities that were developed.
02/17/2021 - Department of Veterans Affairs VHA’s Response following Cardiac Catheterization Lab Closure at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations
The Under Secretary for Health should publish written guidance that clarifies roles and responsibilities of the national Cardiology program office, Veterans Integrated Service Networks, and Chief Medical Officers to review and opine on interventional cardiologist applicant’s qualifications for employment in those cases when facilities lack local interventional cardiology expertise and the facility’s Chief of Staff seeks subject matter expert opinion.
The Under Secretary for Health should outline general parameters and triggers for facilities without local interventional cardiology expertise to engage appropriate subject matter experts in interventional cardiology to advise responsible facility leadership regarding data needed to conduct a focused professional practice evaluation for cause.
02/14/2021 - Department of Housing and Urban Development Contaminated Sites Pose Potential Health Risks to Residents at HUD-Funded Properties Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations