OIG Annual Work Plan Targets Drug Pricing, Data Protection Issues


Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Fiscal Year 2016 (“FY2016”) Work Plan.  This work plan offers manufacturers and providers insight into OIG’s priorities for the coming year, many of which are consistent with issues that have been raised in False Claims Act lawsuits.  A number of OIG’s newly announced programs mirror current topics of intense debate in the healthcare industry, including pricing for brand name prescription drugs and controls over protected health information.