Deficiencies in Contract Management Internal Control Are Pervasive

November 2009
GAO Reports;11/24/2009, preceding p1
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The article presents the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) assessment on the deficiencies of contract management in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. It states that the deficiencies in CMS contract management increase the risks of improper payments or waste which prompted GAO to make recommendations to improve CMS's oversight. Moreover, GAO has determined the lapses of the agency to specify policies and procedures to ensure proper contracting expenditures.


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