Office of Inspector General Work Plan: Change towards Transparency


In the past, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an annual work plan. This plan described projects that were underway in the various divisions of the OIG. This past June, the OIG changed their processes and they now publish updates to the plan on a monthly basis in an effort to enhance public transparency. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the OIG, the projects that have been recently added to the plan and how you can incorporate this information into your annual risk assessment.

• Describe the OIG, and their responsibilities
• Explain the changes in the work plan designed to enhance transparency.
• Discuss the OIG Work Plan items and learn how to find recently added projects.
• Illustrate how elements of the Work Plan can be incorporated into your annual risk assessment and subsequent audit plan


Host: Cheri Benander

Brings over 30 years of experience in various healthcare settings including hospitals, home health, hospice, assisted living, and long term care. Benander has served in a variety of leadership roles including Vice President of Resident Care Services, Nursing Home Administrator, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Home Health and Hospice, Privacy Officer and Compliance Officer.

Benander received her basic nursing education from Fort Scott Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Benander is a Certified Healthcare Compliance professional through the HealthCare Compliance Association and received a certification in Nursing and Healthcare Education from the University of Phoenix.

She is licensed as a Registered Nurse in Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri and as a Nursing Home Administrator in Wyoming. Benander is also a member of the Healthcare Compliance Association.