(May 29 – June 4, 2020)

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OIG Submits Semi-Annual Report to Congress

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) provided its Semiannual Report to Congress. This document summarizes its activities for the 6-month period ending on March 31, 2020. Among other things, this report highlights the OIG’s work on combating opioid-related fraud, as well as a summary of its strategic plan on preparing for and responding to the current public health emergency.  To view the report, click here. For more information on OIG’s strategic plan for overseeing COVID-19 response and recovery, click here.

CMS Adjusts Innovation Center Models

CMS is engaging in an ongoing effort to provide new flexibilities and adjustments to its Innovation Center payment and service delivery models in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Among other things, these changes focus on financial methodologies, quality reporting, and model timelines. For more information on current adjustments, click here or here.