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 300 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 Veteran's Affairs or the Social Security Administration, we will not be able to help you. You can find contacts for all Federal agencies on the USA.gov website's Index of U.S. Departments and Agencies.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions first to see if they answer your question. If, after reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions and the other materials on our website, you still have questions about the advisory opinion process, you may send an email to OIGAdvisoryOpinions@oig.hhs.gov or call (202) 619-0335 and ask to speak to a member of the Industry Guidance Branch.
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The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide answers to a variety of questions typically asked regarding the OIG Exclusions program. Please review the FAQs before contacting OIG.
For other questions regarding content and information contained in the LEIE, contact the Exclusions Branch at:
For members of the media or general public, contact the HHS, OIG External Affairs Office.
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.
For questions of a general nature regarding the Office of Inspector General, please contact
The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency maintains a complete list of contact information for all Federal Inspectors General departments and agencies.
Learn more about how to Deter, Detect and Defend 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
Report suspected Medicare fraud related to Medical Identity Theft
Department Of Health & Human Services
Office Of Inspector General Hotline
Phone: 1-800-447-8477 (1-800-HHS-TIPS)
TTY #: 1-800-377-4950
Fax #: 1-800-223-8164
For more on medical identity theft: www.WorldPrivacyForum.org/medicalidentitytheft.html
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: (202) 619-0088
Please contact us at email@example.com
To report suspected cases of fraud, waste, or abuse in Federal HHS programs, use our online OIG Hotline form. You may also call or fax us using the information below.
Phone: (800) HHS-TIPS [(800) 447-8477]
Fax: (800) 223-8164
TTY: (800) 377-4950
If you are a provider, HHS contractor, HHS grantee or subrecipient and want to self-disclose potential fraud in HHS programs, please visit the Self-Disclosure webpage.
The OIG, in consultation with the Attorney General, is required to determine whether states have a false claims act that meets Federal requirements. Please make all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has several self-disclosure processes that can be used to report potential fraud in Department of Health and Human Services programs. Learn more about the options available.
Applications can be faxed, emailed or mailed. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Fax: (202) 401-0502