November 29, 2013
2013 WIC Vendor Management Study
By Gleason S, Pooler J, Bell L, Erickson L, Eicheldinger C, Porter J, Hendershott A
This study is part of a larger FNS effort to ensure WIC program integrity and to comply with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) (Public Law 107-300), which requires FNS to estimate improper payments (IP) in its programs. To evaluate program integrity, the 2013 report includes two complementary studies: A study, comparable to the 1998 and 2005 WIC Vendor Management Studies, which examined purchases made through compliance buys using paper- or Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)-based FIs, and a cash value voucher study, which examined purchases made through compliance buys using the CVVs or, in the case of EBT, cash value benefits (CVBs) to purchase fruits and vegetables.
Contractor: Altarum Institute and RTI International
This research was funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
January 12, 2018
Gleason S, Pooler J, Bell L, Erickson L, Eicheldinger C, Porter J, Hendershott A (2013) WIC Vendor Management Study. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. Available online: https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/2013-wic-vendor-management-study