Finance

Follow-Up of DOF Emergency Medical Services Billing Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its July 2016 audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based on DOF’s responses, OIG concludes that the Department has partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. … [Read More…]

OIG Audit Finds City Bills Accurately for Emergency Medical Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534   OIG Audit Finds City Bills Accurately for Emergency Medical Services The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services (EMS) provided by the Chicago Fire Department. Based on … [Read More…]

Audit of DOF Emergency Medical Services Billing

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). The City began billing users for ambulance transports in 1985 “in order to take advantage of available reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies.”[1] According to CFD, … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Suggests the City Embrace Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Address Millions in Claims Payments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Suggests the City Embrace  Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Address Millions in Claims Payments The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an advisory identifying the absence of a comprehensive risk management program in Chicago and highlighting the substantial operational and … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Concerning Claims Analysis and Risk Management

An OIG inquiry determined that the City does not currently have a comprehensive risk management program and lacks the ability to analyze claims trends across the wide variety of claim types as is recommended best practice for local governments. This is a matter of significant concern because the City spends many tens of millions of dollars … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of DWM and DOF Water Service Inventory and Revenue Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its June 2015 audit of the City’s Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue. OIG concludes that the Departments of Water Management (DWM) and Finance (DOF) have begun implementation of the corrective actions related to the original audit findings. The purpose of … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the City’s water service account inventory and revenue, managed primarily by the Department of Water Management (DWM) and the Department … [Read More…]

Audit of Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the City of Chicago’s water service focusing on account inventory, meter reading, and temporary water usage practices. The Department of Water Management (DWM) provides and manages water access while the Department of Finance (DOF) manages billing. The Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) authorizes non-metered water … [Read More…]