High-Priority Programs and Programs over $100M in Monetary Loss

The government can achieve the greatest return on investment for the taxpayer by ensuring that improper payments are eliminated in the highest-risk programs, otherwise known as high-priority programs. These programs have improper payments estimates that exceed $2 billion annually.

High-priority programs are designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and agencies with high-priority programs have additional reporting requirements.

To reduce the monetary loss to the tax payers by issuing payments correctly the first time, in FY 2018 High Priority Programs will be combined with programs that have over a $100 Million or more in monetary loss.  This is an opportunity to improve the efficiency of government programs by focusing on reducing incorrect payment that result in monetary loss.

Determination criteria and reporting requirements for high-priority programs are found in OMB Guidance Circular A-123, Appendix C

Select a program from the list below to view program details:

Agency Program Name
Department of Agriculture Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Department of Agriculture National School Lunch
Department of Agriculture School Breakfast
Department of Agriculture Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Department of Defense Military Pay
Department of Defense Travel Pay
Department of Education Direct Loan
Department of Education Pell Grant
Department of Health and Human Services Child Care
Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Health Insurance Program
Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid
Department of Health and Human Services Medicare Fee-For-Service
Department of Health and Human Services Medicare Part C
Department of Health and Human Services Medicare Part D
Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance
Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Highway Planning and Construction
Department of the Treasury Earned Income Tax Credit
Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care
Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation
Department of Veterans Affairs Pension
Department of Veterans Affairs Purchased Long Term Services and Support
Federal Communications Commission Universal Service Funds