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Integration Chart: Government Entities With Medicare Responsibilities

Here’s a snapshot of the different Medicare watchdogs and some of the other government agencies that oversee health care organizations. It was developed by Frank Mesaros, manager of compliance risk & facility audits at WellSpan Health in York, Pennsylvania, to help employees get a better sense of the differences among them. “We found it helpful when looking at an issue and thinking about all the possible implications and who might be responsible for oversight,” added Wendy Trout, director of corporate compliance at WellSpan. Contact Mesaros at and Trout at

NOTE: This chart is not intended to be all inclusive, was based on our current understanding at the time, and is not an official government document. Created by Frank Mesaros, Manager, Compliance Risk & Facility Audits, WellSpan Health.

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