This report is a consolidation of findings since 2000 related to Medicare's chiropractic improper payments. The two main issues involve improper payments and chiropractic fraud. In summary, CMS controls do not prevent improper payments and has shelled out billions since the new millennium. In … Read more about Medicare Continues to Make Payments for ‘Medically Unnecessary’ Services
Every 4 years GAO publishes a strategic plan to prepare for issues the federal government and the country may face in the future. This year's issues include: Global conditions affecting U.S. and international security The federal government’s long-term unsustainable fiscal path … Read more about GAO Report on Trends Affecting Government and Society
According to the audit, "BIE leadership has not ensured that background checks are complete for BIE employees and other individuals who have regular contact with children at Indian education facilities." This means that the BIE is leaving children vulnerable to contact with people who would be … Read more about Bureau of Indian Education Not Ensuring Background Checks in Educational Facilities
$650,000 in DOE funds were spent “for items such as spa service, alcohol, first-class travel, limousine services, receipts in foreign currency, and business meals that were prohibited or not fully substantiated."
In this report, GAO reviews trends in resources and achievement at the Department of Education. Sections include: Changes in DOE's mission How much the offices that make up DOE have spent Historical State and Local funding since DOEs creation How much is spent on higher education … Read more about GAO’s Department of Education Report Card
There are many challenges facing the Department of Energy (DOE), including nuclear modernization, environmental cleanup, and improving contract management. More specifically, DOE has underestimated the costs to fix these problems. According to the report, "GAO found a misalignment between NNSA's … Read more about Department of Energy Lacks Resources to Carry Out Proposed Plans
Over the past 40 years, every year but 4, Congress has passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep agencies afloat between budgets. GAO says those CRs "create uncertainty and inefficiency for agencies," including "delays and rework in contracts, grants, and hiring." Specifically, GAO identified that … Read more about GAO Says Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty and Inefficiency
In February 2017, ICE consolidated its multiple training programs into a centralized training program. OIG recommended this because it would make training effective and efficient. However, in August 2017, officials proposed that ICE revert to a decentralized training model. "The rationale outlined … Read more about In 2017, ICE Centralizes Training, Then Decentralizes Training, OIG Says That’s A Mistake