Get ahead of risks proactively
It’s time for our monthly OIG work plan update overview. In February, the OIG made quite a bit of updates, and some of them might impact your organization. For example, nursing homes must develop and maintain an emergency preparedness program to address a broad set of issues and emergencies. Emergencies are challenging for the average person to handle. Think of the struggles we deal with when there is an infectious disease outbreak or a natural disaster like a hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire. Now, imagine you are a nursing home patient and probably can’t respond to these types of emergencies by yourself.
Another big item in the updates has to do with COVID-19 funding. In 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress approved five different spending bills related to COVID-19. The CDC distributed funds through grants and other agreements to support many important public health activities at the local and state level. The OIG plans to determine whether selected State Departments of Health used their CDC COVID-19 funding per award requirements.
Download our free eBrief, “OIG Work Plan Updates for February 2022: Emergency Preparedness, Biosimilars and Medicare, and More,” to get the full scoop on these new items so your compliance program can get ahead of these risks proactively. You’ll learn everything you need to know, including:
- Emergency Preparedness for Nursing Homes
- CDC's COVID-19 Funding to State Departments of Health
- Medicare Patients and the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
- Biosimilars and Medicare