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Child Support Enforcement

Parents who fail to pay court-ordered child support for the care of their children put an unnecessary strain on the custodial parent and the children, as well as on agencies that are tasked with enforcing these matters. Although most child support cases fall under State jurisdiction, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) plays an important role in aggressively pursuing parents who fail to pay court-ordered child support.

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Consumer Alerts

Check out OIG's Consumer Alerts to protect yourself from criminals attempting to steal money from you or the Government.

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Contract Fraud

Any suspected fraudulent activity by Federal or State employees, contractors, subcontractors, or any other participants on an HHS contract should be reported to OIG.

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Enforcement Actions

The Office of Inspector General and other State and Federal agencies collaborate to ensure civil, criminal and/or administrative action is taken against providers who break the laws governing Federal health care programs.

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Grant and Contract Vulnerabilities: Hurricane Sandy

Inspector General Daniel Levinson and OIG senior staff discuss OIG's work on grants and contracts vulnerabilities and how it relates to Hurricane Sandy funding. Watch these 4-to-5 minute educational videos designed to help prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Medicaid Fraud Control Units

Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU or Unit) investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud as well as patient abuse and neglect in health care facilities.

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Medicare Fraud Strike Force

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Teams harness new technologies and the combined resources of Federal, State, and local law enforcement entities to prevent and combat health care fraud, waste, and abuse. These teams have a proven record of success in analyzing data and investigative intelligence to quickly identify fraud and bring prosecutions.

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OIG Most Wanted Fugitives

Check out OIG's list of most-wanted health care fugitives. These individuals have allegedly defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars. For OIG, tracking more than 170 health care fugitives is a challenge, but you can help. If you have a tip about a featured most-wanted fugitive, send the information our way!

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Report Fraud

The OIG Hotline accepts tips from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Department of Health & Human Services programs.

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State False Claims Act Reviews

The OIG, in consultation with the Attorney General, determines whether States have false claims acts that qualify for a financial incentive.

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Whistleblower Ombudsman

Whistleblower disclosures by HHS employees can save lives as well as billions of taxpayer dollars. They play a critical role in keeping our Government honest, efficient, and accountable.

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