Category Archives: Improper Payments

Sneak Preview: NASA To Revise Improper Payment Review Procedures

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to revise by September 2018 its procedures for conducting improper payment risk assessments to ensure all agency programs,…

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Sneak Preview: Agencies Urged To Reduce Improper Payments

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) A key official with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently encouraged federal financial officials to identify ways to reduce improper payments in their agencies…

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$6.4M in Medicaid Dental Payment Violations Found in Louisiana

Now here’s a blog post you can really sink your teeth into, or you may be gnashing them together after reading this. An audit released last week by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor found about $6.4 million in payments from July…

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Federal Improper Payment Levels Continue To Climb

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the results of its financial audit for fiscal years (FY) 2015 and 2016 federal consolidated financial statements, and the news was not good. It could be summed up in one sentence, to wit:…

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Coming Up! A Revised FAQ and Several Important Grants Events

Now that Labor Day has come and gone and many of us are back from our summer vacations, we can now look forward to September and ask the question, “What’s coming up in the near future for the grants community?”…

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OMB Memorandum Seeks Undisbursed Balances Info from Four Agencies

It’s been pretty busy over the last week or two at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), although the news coming out of OMB doesn’t yet include the 2016 Compliance Supplement. Of interest to the single audit community, OMB…

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How Data Analytics and the DATA Act Are Working To Tackle Improper Payments

We recently attended a forum on data analytics recently hosted by the Data Coalition. So, what do data analytics have to do with grants? It could mean a lot.

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Working with the OIG on Risk Makes Sense

Last month, I attended the Association of Government Accountants’ National Leadership Training in Washington, D.C. During one presentation, several key federal agency leaders discussed enterprise risk management (ERM) and how now is the time for federal agencies to assess their…

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University of Florida To Pay Around $19.9M in False Claims Settlement

This came across our desks recently and serves as a perfect example of what NOT to do as a grant recipient. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the University of Florida has agreed to pay almost $19.9 million to…

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Sneak Preview: N.Y. Seeks $119.3M in Uncollected Drug Claims

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The New York Department of Health is calling for managed care organizations (MCOs) to correct and resubmit Medicaid drug claims that were previously unprocessed due to errors…

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