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Noun1.OIG - the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
Federal Trade Commission, FTC - an independent agency of the United States federal government that maintains fair and free competition; enforces federal antitrust laws; educates the public about identity theft
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An OIG advisory opinion is legally binding on HHS and the requesting party.
During the Clinton administration, a scorching OIG report revealed alarming widespread abuses at the FBI crime laboratory and retaliation against FBI whistleblower Dr.
He brings to the Board more than twenty years of service in the OIG community, most recently as deputy inspector general counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Past studies by OIG in 1999, 2000 and 2001 found that most Medicare beneficiaries were able to get the skilled nursing services they needed, but some with certain medical conditions experienced delays.
OIG collaboration with the Mesa Police Department, Mesa Community College, the Social Security Administration, and the U.
The OIG has always maintained that for a joint venture to be legal the risks involved in the business needed to be equally shared among all parties involved.
The key problem, the groups contend, is that the OIG study puts too much emphasis on the prices pharmacies pay to acquire prescription medications.
The OIG has previously stated that its review was limited to ingredient acquisition costs and did not include other costs, such as securing and maintaining the product in inventory, the cost of returned goods, shrinkage, etc.
In July 1999, the OIG issued a powerful, absolutely clear Special Advisory Bulletin clarifying that gain-sharing arrangements are strictly prohibited by the Social Security Act and promising financial penalties to a hospital or physician who "knowingly (makes) a payment directly or indirectly to a physician as an inducement to reduce or limit services to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries under the physician's care" (OIG, 1999, p.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) established the OIG in 1976 to identify and eliminate fraud, abuse, and waste in health care programs.
The OIG audit report, dated September 2000, led to the current criminal investigation.
A multi-pronged attack by the OIG (the criminal ramifications) and the Service {exempt status and employment tax issues) may force an inadequately prepared taxpayer to concede some issues at the expense of litigating others.