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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.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General
Public Affairs
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Email: Public.Affairs@oig.hhs.gov

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.

Online: https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud/
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
ATTN: OIG HOTLINE OPERATIONS
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

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 Commission’s Identity Theft Hotline
Phone: 1-877-438-4338 (1-877-ID-THEFT)
TTY: 1-866-653-4261
Online: https://ftc.gov/idtheft

Report questionable charges to Medicare

Phone: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)
TTY: 1-877-486-2048
Online: https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/hotline

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
Email: info@smpresource.org

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General
Congressional Affairs
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Email: CongressionalAffairs@oig.hhs.gov

Please review the Exclusions Frequently Asked Questions.

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

Email: exclusions@oig.hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 691-2311

HHS, OIG, OI
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.

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

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

Phone: (202) 619-0088
Email: media@oig.hhs.gov

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
Email: foia@oig.hhs.gov

Confirmation Number: (202) 619-2541

Please review the Advisory Opinion Frequently Asked Questions.

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
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

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

Visit the RATS-STATS page for the latest guidance and manuals.

Email: RATSTATS@oig.hhs.gov

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 https://hhs.responsibledisclosure.com. 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: https://www.hhs.gov/vulnerability-disclosure-policy/index.html. 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 csirc@hhs.gov.

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.

Email: webmaster@oig.hhs.gov

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

Email: Public.Affairs@oig.hhs.gov