The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing internal procedures to support more consistent monitoring of states conducting section 1115 Medicaid program demonstrations, in response to a recent recommendation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), in response to a recent recommendation from the HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG), plan to provide further guidance and training to its staff to ensure they consistently conduct monitoring reviews of grantees receiving disaster relief, and that recipients understand their internal audit responsibilities.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans to incorporate into its contracting process a unified database to enable it to more efficiently review contractor bids for highway and bridge construction projects after a recent audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Audit Division found that the state needed to better monitor “unbalanced” bids for work using federal and state grant funds.
In a recent audit, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the Lerner College of Medicine drew down more than $299,000 without an immediate cash need for grant-related activities.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to provide more resources to contractors it hires to perform program integrity audits, called “collaborative audits,” of state Medicaid providers, in response to a recent recommendation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Subrecipient monitoring weaknesses and lack of internal controls are among the most frequent findings that auditors are reporting in nonfederal entity subpart F single audits, according to an official with accounting and consulting firm Crowe Horwath, LLC.