OIG Hotline Operations accepts tips and complaints from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ programs.
HHS-OIG has encountered a variety of scams in which fraudsters are preying upon people across the U.S., including Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Fraud Alert: Scammers Steal Money From the Public Through Fake HHS Websites and Social Media Schemes
Criminal, civil or administrative legal actions relating to fraud and other alleged violations of law, initiated or investigated by HHS-OIG and its law enforcement partners.
HHS-OIG Hotline Operations accepts tips and complaints from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in HHS programs.
HHS-OIG maintains a list of fugitives wanted for health care fraud, abuse or child support obligations. Tips from the public help us capture these individuals and bring them to justice.
Fraud Focus Areas
HHS is the largest grant-making organization in the federal government, and its funding of health and human services programs touches the lives of almost all Americans. Fraud or misconduct related to the receipt or expenditure of HHS grants should be reported to our Hotline.
HHS-OIG is responsible for conducting investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse involving HHS programs, including HHS contracts. Any suspected fraudulent activities by participants on HHS contracts should be reported to our Hotline.
Whistleblower Protection Coordinator
Whistleblower disclosures by HHS employees can save lives and taxpayer dollars. These individuals play a critical role in keeping our government honest, efficient, and accountable.
Fraud Risk Indicator
HHS-OIG assessment of future risk posed by persons who have allegedly engaged in civil health care fraud.
State False Claims Act Reviews
HHS-OIG, in consultation with the Attorney General, determines whether states have false claims acts that qualify for an incentive under section 1909 of the Social Security Act.
HHS-OIG has a long history of protecting the health and well-being of HHS beneficiaries, including residents in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. HHS-OIG collects and investigates tips and complaints about fraud, waste, and abuse in these facilities.