The Office of Inspector General is initiating a series of informational postings designed to provide a better understanding of OIG's efforts in detecting, deterring, and correcting incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse on behalf of the populations served by the HHS enterprise.  OIG will use this forum to cover topics of particular interest to providers, such as defining fraud, waste, and abuse; problem areas that OIG has identified; self-reporting; the audit process; how payment holds are handled; how overpayments are dealt with; and the due process rights afforded to providers. If there is a particular topic you would like addressed, please contact us at