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The Office of Inspector General is at the forefront of the Nation’s efforts to fight waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid and more than 100 other U.S. Department of Health & Human Services programs.

If your question refers to programs that are not part of HHS but are under another Federal department such as Veterans Affairs or the Social Security Administration, we will not be able to help you. You can find contacts for all Federal agencies on the website's Index of U.S. Departments and Agencies.

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Contact the webmaster to report broken links or missing files or to request information on technical issues. The HHS-OIG webmaster does not accept, respond, or forward emails regarding fraud, waste, or abuse in HHS programs. You must submit those complaints to the HHS-OIG Hotline.


Contact Public Affairs with questions concerning editorial content of the website.


HHS OIG Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The HHS Office of the Inspector General is committed to ensuring the security of the American public by protecting their information from unwarranted disclosure. We want security researchers to feel comfortable reporting vulnerabilities they have discovered so we can fix them and keep our users safe. We developed our disclosure policy to reflect our values and uphold our sense of responsibility to security researchers who share their expertise with us in good faith.

Submit a vulnerability: Unfortunately, we cannot accept secure submissions via email. Please use our website to submit vulnerabilities at HHS maintains an acknowledgements page to recognize your efforts on behalf of the American public, but you are also welcome to submit anonymously.

Please review the HHS Disclosure Policy and websites in scope: This policy describes what systems and types of research are covered under this policy, how to send us vulnerability reports, and how long we ask security researchers to wait before publicly disclosing vulnerabilities.

If you have other cybersecurity related questions, please contact us at


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Report Fraud/OIG Hotline

To report suspected cases of fraud, waste, or abuse in Federal HHS programs, use our online OIG Hotline form. You may also call, mail, or fax us using the information below.

Phone: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)

Fax: (800) 223-8164
TTY: 1-800-377-4950

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026


If you are a provider, HHS contractor, HHS grantee or subrecipient and want to self-disclose potential fraud in a HHS program, the Office of Inspector General has several self-disclosure processes. Learn more Self-Disclosure.

Medical Identity Theft

Learn more about how to protect yourself against medical identity theft.

Report misuse of your personal information, including your medical identity

Federal Trade Comission’s Identity Theft Hotline
Phone: 1-877-438-4338 (1-877-ID-THEFT)
TTY: 1-866-653-4261

Report suspected Medicare fraud related to medical identity theft

To report suspected cases of fraud, waste, or abuse in Federal HHS program, submit a complaint online. You may also call, mail, or fax the OIG Hotline. Learn more about the complaint process.

Report questionable charges to Medicare

Phone: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)
TTY: 1-877-486-2048

You can also contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol. They work locally to empower seniors to fight health care fraud and resolve errors.

Phone: 1-877-808-2468

Freedom of Information Request

Submit a Freedom of Information Act request online.

OIG Freedom of Information Officer
Cohen Building, Suite 1062
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Fax: (202) 708-9824

Confirmation Number: (202) 619-2541

Press Contact

Office of Inspector General
Office of Communications
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Room 5541 Cohen Building
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Phone: (202) 619-0088

Advisory Opinions

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions first to see if they answer your question. Requests for advisory opinions cannot be submitted via fax or email.

Chief, Industry Guidance Branch
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General
Room 5527, Cohen Building
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Phone: (202) 619-0335


The Frequently Asked Questions provide answers to a variety of questions typically asked regarding the OIG Exclusions program. Please review the FAQs before contacting OIG.

For questions regarding content and information contained in the LEIE, contact the Exclusions Branch.

Phone: (202) 691-2311
Fax: (202) 691-2298

Attn: Exclusions Branch
P.O. Box 23871
Washington, DC 20026

To obtain documentation on excluded individuals or entities

Once the identity of an excluded party has been verified, documentation relating to the exclusion action may be obtained by submitting a written request to the address listed above. The request should include a copy of the LEIE page identifying the individual or entity. Requests without this information from the LEIE will be returned.

In most instances, the only documentation available will be the exclusion notice, which notifies the party of the exclusion, its effect, and information concerning appeal rights. It does not contain specific details regarding the basis for the exclusion. If the excluded party has been reinstated, that notice may also be available. We recommend contacting an excluded individual or entity for additional information concerning any of these actions.

State False Claims Act Reviews

The OIG, in consultation with the Attorney General, is required to determine whether states have a false claims act that meets Federal requirements. Submissions by fax, email or other electronic media are not permitted.

Office of Inspector General
Office of Counsel to the Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Cohen Building, Mail Stop 5527
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201


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General Questions

Contact Public Affairs for questions of a general nature regarding the Office of Inspector General.


Office of Inspector General
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201