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Department of Health & Human Services OIG

Audit of HRSA's Controls Over Medicare Providers' Compliance with the Attestation, Submitted-Revenue-Information, and Quarterly Use-of-Funds Reporting Requirements Related to the $50 Billion General Distribution of the Provider Relief Fund

A combined $175 billion in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act constitutes the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which provides relief funds to hospitals and other health care providers for health-care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 and to ensure that uninsured Americans can get testing and treatment for COVID-19. HHS allocated $50 billion for a General Distribution to Medicare providers. Providers that receive PRF funds are subject to certain requirements for attestation, submission of revenue information, and reporting of quarterly use-of-funds to HHS. A provider that received a PRF payment and retained it for at least 90 days without contacting HHS regarding the payment is deemed to have accepted its terms and conditions. Further, a provider must submit general revenue data after receiving or when applying to receive a payment. Finally, according to the CARES Act, Division B, Title V, Section 15011(b)(2), no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, a provider that received more than $150,000 in total funds for the coronavirus response and related activities shall submit a report to HHS regarding the use of those funds. As part of the OIG's oversight of the $50 billion General Distribution of the PRF, we will provide a snapshot of the effectiveness of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) controls over Medicare providers' compliance with the attestation, submitted-revenue-information, and quarterly use-of-funds reporting requirements. Specifically, we will review HRSA's internal controls and assess its policies and procedures related to these areas.
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provisions for Retirement Distributions

Assess the IRS's efforts to oversee the relief from taxes associated with early retirement distributions and the Required Minimum Distribution pursuant to the CARES Act.  
Department of Defense OIG

Audit of DoD Education Activity Controls Related to the Spread of Coronavirus Disease–2019

The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD Education Activity developed and implemented controls in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and DoD guidance related to the spread of coronavirus disease–2019. We may revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives. We will perform the audit at the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD Education Activity, and selected schools.
Department of Defense OIG

Audit of the DoD Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Awards to Increase the Defense Industrial Base Manufacturing Capacity

We plan to begin the subject audit in October 2020. The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD awarded Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to increase the Defense Industrial Base manufacturing capacity in accordance with Federal regulations and Defense Production Act authorities.  
Small Business Administration OIG

SBA's Handling of Identify Theft in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The Office of Inspector General Audits Division will conduct a review of SBA’s Handling of Identity Theft in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. The OIG has received a significant number of complaints from individuals whose identities were used to fraudulently obtain EIDLs. Our objectives are to assess SBA’s handling of identity theft in the EIDL Program; actions SBA has taken to provide relief to the victims; and actions SBA has taken to mitigate the risk of financial loss. Our scope of work will generally cover March 2020 through October 2020.
U.S. Agency for International Development OIG

Audit of USAID's Missions Capacity to Monitor During COVID-19

USAID missions are faced with the unprecedented burdens of continuing operations and routine monitoring of activities in the field—despite the constraints posed by the pandemic. The audit objectives are to (1) determine the extent to which USAID missions’ capacity to monitor programs has been impacted by COVID-19 and (2) assess to what extent USAID has taken steps to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on program monitoring.
Department of Health & Human Services OIG

Audit of Health Resources and Services Administration's COVID-19 Uninsured Program

To address the COVID-19 pandemic, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPP) together appropriated $2 billion to reimburse providers for costs associated with conducting COVID-19 testing and testing-related items and services for the uninsured. Additionally, a portion of the $175 billion appropriated to the Provider Relief Fund by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and PPP will be used for treating uninsured individuals with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), launched the COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal, a single electronic claims processing system for health care providers for submitting claims for reimbursements for diagnostic testing and treating uninsured individuals. We will determine whether claims for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and treatment services reimbursed by HHS through HRSA's COVID-19 Uninsured Program complied with Federal requirements.
Department of Health & Human Services OIG

Public Health Actions Affecting Unaccompanied Children: Coordination Between CDC and the Office of Refugee Resettlement

The Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program, operated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), provides care and placement for children without lawful immigration status who do not have a parent or guardian in the United States available to take custody. In March 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public health order intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pursuant to the CDC order, the Department of Homeland Security has substantially reduced the number of children referred to the UAC Program, instead expelling such children immediately or detaining them in hotels until they are repatriated. Effective coordination between CDC and ORR is critical to ensure that HHS fulfills its responsibilities toward vulnerable children. We will assess the extent to which CDC has coordinated with ORR to ensure that the UAC Program has sufficient and timely information for effective capacity planning. We will also assess CDC's actions to determine and carry out its responsibilities toward children detained pursuant to the public health order and the extent to which CDC has consulted with ORR on issues pertaining to children's welfare.
National Science Foundation OIG

Audits of Grant Recipient Use of Temporary Administrative Flexibilities Authorized by OMB

In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic the Office of Management and Budget authorized temporary administrative flexibilities available to Federal grant recipients. We will be conducting audits of 10 NSF grant recipients to determine (1) whether and how each recipient implemented the temporary administrative flexibilities authorized in OMB memoranda M-20-17, M-20-20, and M-20-26 and (2) if costs claimed are allowable, allocable, reasonable, and in compliance with NSF award terms and conditions and applicable Federal requirements. The audit period for these engagements will span March 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020. 
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Taxpayer Advocate Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Inquiries

Assess the Taxpayer Advocate Service's actions to assist taxpayers in response to the implementation of the CARES Act.