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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 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.

Advisory Opinions

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions first to see if they answer your question.

Chief, Industry Guidance Branch
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General
Room 5527, Cohen Building
330 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Phone: (202) 619-0335

Requests for advisory opinions cannot be submitted via fax or email.

Email Updates

Exclusions Program

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

If you do not find an answer to your question regarding content and information contained in the LEIE, contact the Exclusions Staff at:

E-mail Address:

(202) 691-2311

(202) 691-2298


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

For members of the media or general public, contact the HHS, OIG External Affairs Office .

To Obtain Documentation on Excluded Individuals or Entities

If you have verified the identity of an excluded party and are seeking documentation of this action, you may submit a written request to the address listed above. Your 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.

Freedom of Information Request

An online form is available to submit a Freedom of Information Act request.

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

Confirmation Number: (202) 619-2541
Fax: (202) 708-9824
Email: foia@oig.hhs.gov

General HHS-OIG Questions

For questions of a general nature regarding the Office of Inspector General, please contact
Public Affairs.

Email: Public.Affairs@oig.hhs.gov

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

Good Guidance Practices

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General
Office of External Affairs
Room 5640A, Cohen Building
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Email: significant.guidance@oig.hhs.gov

Inspectors General for other Federal Departments and Agencies

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.

Medical Identity Theft

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
Online: FTC.gov/idtheft

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
Online: OIG.HHS.gov/fraud/hotline

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
Online: medicare.gov

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
E-mail: info@smpresource.org

Press Contact

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

Phone: (202) 619-0088
Fax: (202) 260-8512
Email: media@oig.hhs.gov


Technical support for our free statistical sampling software is not provided. The following RAT STATS publications have been provided to assist you.

Your suggestions for improvements to RAT STATS are welcome.

Email: Public.Affairs@oig.hhs.gov

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.

Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
PO Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

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.

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


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.

Student Volunteer Internship Program

Applications can be faxed, emailed or mailed. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

HHS/OIG/OI Headquarters
Student Internship Program Coordinator
330 Independence Ave., SW Room 5409
Washington, DC 20201

Fax: (202) 401-0502
Email: OI.Internships@oig.hhs.gov


Contact the webmaster to report broken links or missing files or to request information on
technical issues.

Email: webmaster@oig.hhs.gov

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

Email: Public.Affairs@oig.hhs.gov

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