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OIG Oversight of Medicaid Fraud Control Units

The 53 Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs)-located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands-investigate and prosecute Medicaid provider fraud as well as complaints of abuse or neglect in health care facilities, board and care facilities, and of Medicaid beneficiaries in noninstitutional or other settings. OIG provides oversight for MFCUs and administers a Federal grant award to fund a portion of each MFCU's operational costs. OIG, in exercising oversight for MFCUs, annually recertifies each MFCU and assesses each MFCU's performance and compliance with Federal requirements. OIG also provides technical assistance and training, and identifies effective practices in MFCU management and operations. We will perform onsite reviews of a sample of MFCUs. We will also issue an annual report that will analyze the statistical information that was reported by MFCUs, describing in the aggregate the outcomes of MFCU criminal and civil cases. The report will also identify trends in MFCU case results.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Completed (partial) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services OIG Oversight of Medicaid Fraud Control Units Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-09-23-00230;