Office of Inspector General April 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Draft OIG Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Nursing Facilities
Document Number: E8-7993
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This Federal Register proposed notice seeks the comments of interested parties on a draft supplemental compliance program guidance (CPG) for nursing facilities developed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). When OIG publishes the final version of this guidance, it will supplement OIG's prior CPG for nursing facilities issued in 2000. This proposed notice contains new compliance recommendations and an expanded discussion of risk areas. The proposed notice takes into account Medicare and Medicaid nursing facility payment systems and regulations, evolving industry practices, current enforcement priorities (including the Government's heightened focus on quality of care), and lessons learned in the area of nursing facility compliance. When published, the final supplemental CPG will provide voluntary guidelines to assist nursing facilities in identifying significant risk areas and in evaluating and, as necessary, refining ongoing compliance efforts.
Privacy Act of 1974, New OIG Privacy Act System of Records: Litigation Files
Document Number: E8-7987
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is proposing a new system of records, entitled Litigation Files, Administrative Complaints, and Personnel Actions, HHS/OS/OIG/OCIG (09-90-0077). This proposed notice is in accordance with the Privacy Act requirement that agencies publish their systems of records in the Federal Register when there is a revision, change, or addition. This new system will replicate the existing system of records, entitled Litigation Files, Administrative Complaints, and Adverse Personnel Actions, HHS/OS/OGC (09-90-0064), to reflect that responsibility for providing legal services to the Inspector General has transferred to OIG's Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG). The existing Litigation Files system of records (09-90-0064) remains with the Department's Office of General Counsel and will be unchanged. This notice specifically covers that portion of the records that transferred to, or have been since created and maintained by, OCIG. The Litigation Files, Administrative Complaints, and Personnel Actions, HHS/OS/OIG/ OCIG system of records will be maintained for the purposes of representing OIG and its components in court cases and administrative proceedings, in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
Privacy Act of 1974, New OIG Privacy Act System of Records: Administrative Files
Document Number: E8-7034
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is proposing a new system of records, entitled ``Administrative Files'' (09-90-0076). This proposed notice is in accordance with the Privacy Act requirement that agencies publish their systems of records in the Federal Register when there is a revision, change, or addition. This system of records contains certain administrative files for the purpose of maintaining, archiving, and filing records.