The basic concept behind the Office of the Inspector General is that any institution, a corporation, a university, let alone the institution of government, must build into itself a mechanism for self-criticism and self-correction - John William Ward.
The Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General is the oldest state-level inspector general’s office in the nation. Established in 1981 at the recommendation of the Special Commission Concerning State and County Buildings and its Chairman, John William Ward, the Office was granted a broad mandate under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 12A to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in government.
News and Updates
- MCPPO Registration Form September - December 2016
The Office has issued a printable copy of the current MCPPO Registration Form, including a list of all seminars, dates, locations and costs.
- Changes to Chapter 30B and Construction Laws, Effective November 7, 2016
- Former ROXSE Homes Worker Sentenced for Taking Bribes, August 2016
- MassHealth Data: Social Security Numbers and Claims Paid After Date of Death, July 2016
- After reviewing demographic information about approximately 1.7 million Medicaid members, the Office issued a letter to the MassHealth Medicaid program (“program”) relating to the following issues: (1) there are what appear to be facially invalid Social Security Numbers (e.g., 111-11-1111) for active members in the Medicaid Management Information System (“MMIS”); (2) MMIS associates more than one member with at least 2,723 Social Security Numbers; (3) MMIS continues to list members as active even though MMIS contains dates of death for them; and (4) the program paid more than $5 million in claims for members after their reported dates of death. The Office made recommendations and requested that the program submit a plan to address these issues by September 17, 2016.
- MCPPO Registration Form - September 2016
The full MCPPO schedule for September 2016 through December 2016 will be released in August 2016.
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