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(a) Moroney et al. (2017, chapter 1)) (i.e., the prescribed textbook) outlines three theories on the demand for audit; i.e., (i) Agency theory, (ii) Information hypothesis, and (iii) Insurance hypothesis). For each of these theories, explain some reasons why some clients took the action of dismissing Arthur Anderson even before it was clear that Arthur Andersen would not survive. (3 x 2 marks = 6 marks)

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It established the first national standard for use and disclosure of health information and guarantees certain rights to individuals with regard to their healthcare.HIPAA outlines how certain entities (health plan, clearinghouse, or healthcare provider, for example) can use or disclose personal health information, or PHI.

Discusses various explanations for auditing including the stewardship (monitoring) hypothesis, the information hypothesis, and the insurance hypothesis.



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The Case Theory approach generates the investigative plan (see if a, b or c occurred) and if the theory is correct, evidence of guilt. If not, the investigator may amend his theory, e.g., company C is paying official A, and try again. This approach also enables one to prove, to a certain extent, that a suspected act did not occur. Investigator One, after inter-viewing a dozen witnesses, did not know if bribes had been paid or not, only that he could not prove it. Investigator Two, however, can have some assurance that the alleged acts did not take place, if no evidence appears in support of his test assumptions. Remember, the Case Theory approach is simply an investigative tool to generate a hypothesis that can organize and direct an investigation, based on the information available at the time. It should not be treated as evidence itself. Do not be too committed to any particular theory and be ready to amend or abandon it as necessary.

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If you determine that a complaint or report warrants further investigation, try to make a quick, preliminary assessment of the accuracy of the complaint. For example, if the complainant alleges that he or she was unfairly disqualified from a tender, examine the relevant project files to attempt to determine if this may have occurred. Use this information to prepare for the follow up interview of the complainant.

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Decide what action to recommend based on the results of the investigation – an administrative sanction or criminal referral, for example – and prepare a concise final report, organized according to the elements of proof for the relevant offenses.