Inspector General Open Recommendations
08/28/2019 - Department of Energy Alleged Prohibited Activities and Articles at the Office of Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Inspection / Evaluation - Open Recommendations
08/27/2019 - Environmental Protection Agency Follow-Up Audit - EPA Took Steps to Improve Records Management Audit - Open Recommendations
08/22/2019 - Department of State Audit of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Commissioning of Diplomatic Housing at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan Open Recommendations
OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) review all active construction contracts that were awarded prior to the 2015 and 2016 Construction Alerts to determine whether they have been modified to require Integrated Systems Tests. If not, OBO should ensure that the contracts are modified to include them.
OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations develop and implement tailored terms and conditions for construction contracts involving multiple buildings requiring necessary documents and deliverables, such as Operations and Maintenance manuals, to be provided for each individual facility at Substantial Completion, Beneficial Occupancy, and building turnover.
OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations update all commissioning plans to reflect the modifications made to construction contracts as a result of implementing the recommendations pertaining to the delivery of documents needed to support the purpose of the contract and the commissioning process and the frequency of the contract deliverables (Recommendations 1 and 2).
OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, in conjunction with the Bureau of Administration, Office of Acquisitions Management, assess the required frequency of commissioning agent contract deliverables to determine whether an adjustment to the frequency is needed and, if so, revise the commissioning agent's scope of work.
08/22/2019 - Department of Health & Human Services Medicare Part D Is Still Paying Millions for Drugs Already Paid for Under the Part A Hospice Benefit Audit - Open Recommendations
08/21/2019 - Department of Defense Audit of Contingency Planning for DoD Information Systems (Full Report is FOUO) Open Recommendations
08/21/2019 - Department of Health & Human Services Texas Did Not Bill Manufacturers for Some Rebates for Physician-Administered Drugs Dispensed to Enrollees of Medicaid Managed-Care Organizations Audit - Open Recommendations
We recommend that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission work with CMS to determine whether the non-top-20 multiple-source physician-administered drugs were eligible for rebates and, if so, bill manufacturers for the $629,967 ($366,578 Federal share) in rebates and refund the Federal share of rebates collected.
We recommend that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission work with CMS to determine whether the other physician-administered drugs, associated with 160,579 claim lines, were eligible for rebates and, if so, determine the rebates due and upon receipt of the rebates refund the Federal share of the rebates collected.
08/20/2019 - Department of Health & Human Services The Food and Drug Administration Did Not Submit Clearance Documents for Any Audit Recommendations During Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 but Has Since Made Significant Progress Audit - Open Recommendations
We recommend that the Food and Drug Administration finalize and implement formal policies and procedures for resolving program and IT audit recommendations, similar to the Framework that FDA has implemented for resolving Single Audit recommendations, which include issuing management decisions and submitting related OCDs to OIG within the required 6-month resolution period.
08/20/2019 - Department of Defense Audit of TRICARE Payments for Health Care Services and Equipment That Were Paid Without Maximum Allowable Reimbursement Rates Audit - Open Recommendations
Rec. 1.e: The DoD OIG recommended that the Defense Health Agency Director revise TRICARE policy to incorporate wording regarding reasonable cost and being a prudent buyer similar to the related clauses in 42 Code of Federal Regulations 405.502 and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Publication 15-1, "Provider Reimbursement Manual."
Rec. 1.a: The DoD OIG recommended that the Defense Health Agency Director identify the reasons why TRICARE region contractors did not use existing TRICARE maximum allowable reimbursement rates, and take immediate actions to confirm that TRICARE claims for vaccines and contraceptive systems are paid using the TRICARE maximum allowable reimbursement rates. Further, the Director should recoup overpayments for which the TRICARE contractors did not use existing TRICARE maximum allowable reimbursement rates.