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COVID-19 Testing Data From Federal Programs

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC). PRAC's mission is to promote transparency and support the coordinated oversight of the Federal Government's coronavirus response in order to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to mitigate major risks that cross program and agency boundaries. PRAC members include Offices of Inspectors General (OIG) at Federal agencies, some of which operate, utilize, or are otherwise impacted by health care programs. Within PRAC, the Health Subgroup has identified major risks areas, including COVID-19 testing, that are critical to the Federal Government's response efforts. PRAC's Health Subgroup includes OIGs from the Departments of Defense (DOD), Education, Health and Human Services (HHS), Justice (DOJ), Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as the Office of Personnal Management (OPM). HHS-OIG will work with PRAC to produce a data brief describing COVID-19 testing in Federal health-related programs managed or operated by DOD, DOJ, DOL, HHS, OPM, and the VA. The data brief can help provide transparency and inform policymakers about COVID-19 testing resources in Federal programs. This project will involve coordination with OIGs from the six agencies.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
October 2020 OS, CDC, CMS COVID-19 Testing Data From Federal Programs Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-09-20-00660 2021