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Apache Log4j Vulnerability – What You Need to Know

December 21, 2021

Background On December 9, 2021, security researchers discovered a flaw (also referred to as a vulnerability) in the code of a software library used for logging security and performance information. The Apache software...

OIG’s 2021 Top Management & Performance Challenges Facing DHHS

December 9, 2021

Introduction The 2021 Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing HHS is an annual publication of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG has identified six t...

Fun and Smart Ways to Celebrate Compliance & Ethics Week

November 1, 2021

Adhering to compliance standards protects all consumers of healthcare services and ultimately enables the delivery of the highest levels of healthcare across the country. An annual Compliance Week provides a great opport...

Improved LEIE Data Access Noted as an OIG Compliance Priority

August 23, 2021

As the keynote speaker at the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute on April 21, 2021 the HHS OIG Deputy Inspector Christi Grimm reviewed the OIG’s top 10 compliance priorities for 2021 and bey...

UPDATED: The New Relevance of the Death Master File

June 14, 2021

The first COVID-related federal stimulus payments were sent in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately, payments were sent to millions of taxpayers who were deceased at the time of payment. Not only did this draw attention ...

BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Publishes List of Sanctioned Providers for the First Time

April 19, 2021

In the spring of 2021, the Oregon Health Authority which is largely responsible for Oregon Medicaid programs added two provider names to the state list of sanctioned providers for the first time. While plans for a popula...

The History of the OIG

March 22, 2021

HHS OIG: A BRIEF HISTORY A U.S. federal Inspector General (IG) is the head of an independent, non-partisan organization established within each executive branch agency. It is assigned to audit and investigate the agen...

FDA’s Warning Letter Database now screens for COVID-19 Violations 

May 11, 2020

A public facing FDA Warning Letter Database exists regarding manufacturers that commit violations of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Recently, this database began flagging organizations for COVID-19 ...

New Hampshire and Delaware Exclusion State Databases Now Added to Streamline Verify’s Portfolio

May 22, 2019

Healthcare organizations are now able to screen against the state exclusion databases of both New Hampshire and Delaware. They are the latest addition to Streamline Verify’s database portfolio. This brings the total to...

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