Medicare Fraud Agency Turns 40… A Look Back

40 years ago today (October 15, 1976), then U.S. President Gerald Ford signed legislation creating the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. From its humble beginnings, the agency has grown rapidly (along with federal healthcare spending). Today the agency boasts over 1600 employees and claims to have saved taxpayers $20.6 billion in just 2015.Read the full article