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Report Fraud

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.

Fraud Programs

Fraud Focus Areas

  • Grant Fraud

    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.

  • Contract Fraud

    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 and Heightened Scrutiny

    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.

  • Operation CARE

    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.