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Department of Defense OIG

Project Announcement: Audit of the Reliability of the DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patient Health Data

We plan to begin the subject audit in February 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine the extent to which the DoD can rely on its coronavirus disease 2019 patient health data to make public health and clinical care decisions.

Department of Health & Human Services OIG

Race and Ethnicity Data for Medicare Beneficiaries

Accurate, complete, and appropriately detailed race and ethnicity data for Medicare beneficiaries are critical to identifying and mitigating health disparities. As racial and ethnic disparities have emerged among those impacted by COVID-19, the availability and quality of data on race and ethnicity has garnered greater attention and scrutiny. This study will describe the extent to which Medicare's race and ethnicity data for beneficiaries are complete and accurate. We will compare these data to data from other sources. We will also determine the extent to which the Medicare beneficiary race and ethnicity data align with Federal data standards.