Fraud (31 - 40 of 90 items)
Financial Services Regulators: Better Information Sharing Could Reduce Fraud
GAO-01-478T: Published: Mar 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2001.
The sharing of regulatory and criminal history data among financial services regulators can reduce fraudulent activities. GAO recently reported on several instances in which unscrupulous brokers moved from one financial industry to another. This testimony focuses on (1) systems used by financial regulators for tracking regulatory history data, (2) regulatory history data needed to help prevent ro...
Suspicious Banking Activities: Possible Money Laundering by U.S. Corporations Formed for Russian Entities
GAO-01-120: Published: Oct 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2000.
This report discusses possible money laundering by U.S. corporations formed by Russian entities. It is easy for foreign entities to hide their identities while forming shell corporations that can be used for money laundering. GAO investigated the following two Delaware corporations that are suspected of money laundering: Euro-American Corporate Services, Inc. and International Business Creations....
Civilian Acquisitions: Selected Agencies' Use of Criminal Background Checks on Contractor Principals to Prevent Fraud
GGD-00-194R: Published: Sep 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected agencies' use of criminal background checks to help prevent contractor fraud, focusing on: (1) policies and practices for making contractor responsibility determinations and conducting criminal background checks on contractor principals; (2) efforts to suspend, debar, or otherwise prevent firms or contractor principals that...
Illegal Aliens: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Expedited Removal Process
GGD-00-176: Published: Sep 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) expedited removal process, focusing on: (1) INS' management controls over the expedited removal process and the credible fear determination process, including those determinations relating to aliens' decisions to recant their claims of a fear of persecution or torture; and (2) analys...
Health Care Fraud: Schemes to Defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Health Care Insurers
T-OSI-00-15: Published: Jul 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the various schemes used to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid programs and private insurance companies and how the proposed legislation contained in H.R. 3461 and S.1231 could strenghten federal and state health care programs.GAO noted that: (1) in the rent-a-patient scheme, organizations pay for--or "rent"--individuals to go to clinics for unnece...
Visa Issuance: Observations on the Issuance of Visas for Religious Workers
T-NSIAD-00-207: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the issuance of visas for religious workers entering the United States, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of any fraud the Department of State and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) have identified in the religious worker visa program; and (2) any steps these two agencies have taken or plan to take to change the visa screening p...
Medicare: Concerns About HCFA's Efforts to Prevent Fraud by Third-Party Billers
T-HEHS-00-93: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) efforts to prevent fraud by third-party billing companies that submit claims to Medicare on behalf of providers.GAO noted that: (1) third-party billing companies often have access to billing information about multiple health care providers and many of their patients; (2) as a r...
HUD Reform Act: Information on the Department's Response to the Act's Requirements
RCED-00-91: Published: Mar 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) complied with the HUD Reform Act of 1989 in fiscal years 1997 and 1998, focusing on HUD's actions in response to: (1) title I of the Reform Act, which is the title principally concerned with addressing the ethics, management and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issues r...
Medicare: Methodology to Identify and Measure Improper Payments in the Medicare Program Does Not Include All Fraud
AIMD-00-69R: Published: Feb 4, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the methodology used to estimate the $12.6 billion in Medicare improper payments, as reported by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) for fiscal year (FY) 1998, focusing on whether the methodology included tests to detect improper payments resulting from fraudulent and abusive schemes i...
Medicaid: Federal and State Leadership Needed to Control Fraud And Abuse
T-HEHS-00-30: Published: Nov 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed ways to combat fraud and abuse in the Medicaid program, focusing on: (1) an overview of the problem; (2) key components of fraud control; and (3) the importance of federal and state cooperation.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's body of work on health care fraud and abuse indicates that programs the size and structure of Medicaid are inherently vulnerable...