Top management and performance challenges facing HHS released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will need to place a lot of emphasis on implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the coming year, according to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) annual summary of management and performance challenges facing the agency, released this week.

Annually, the OIG identifies the most significant management and performance challenges facing HHS. The challenges reflect continuing vulnerabilities that OIG has identified for HHS over recent years, as well as new and emerging issues that HHS will face in the coming year, according Donald White, spokesperson for the OIG.

[See also: OIG releases HHS' top management and performance challenges]

The assessment is included as an appendix to the publicly available HHS annual Agency Financial Report.

For 2012, OIG’s top management challenges include:

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