Quality of care

OIG releases 2014-2018 strategic plan and top management issues

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released their strategic plan for 2014-2018.

Their goals include:

  1. Fight fraud, waste, and abuse
  2. Promote quality, safety, and value
  3. Secure the future
  4. Advance excellence and innovation

To read the full report, click here.

The OIG also released their annual summary of the most significant management and performance challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The summary is referred to as the Top Management Challenges (TMC). These challenges reflect continuing vulnerabilities that OIG has identified for HHS over recent years as well as new and emerging issues that HHS will face in the coming year. This summary fulfills OIG’s requirement under the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, Public Law 106-531 to identify these management challenges, assess the Department’s progress in addressing each challenge, and submit this statement to the Department annually. The assessment is included as an appendix to the publicly available HHS annual Agency Financial Report.

One of the management issues is Ensuring Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities and Home- and Community-Based Settings.

Click here to learn more about this management issue and how the OIG proposes to address it.