Help Fight Health Fraud!

Help Fight Health Fraud!

If you are aware of possible cases of Medicaid or Medicare health fraud, it is your patriotic duty as a Citizen of The United States to report them. Not only is it your duty, but it's a smart thing to do, since Medicaid and Medicare fraud costs The United States millions of dollars each year. And guess who winds up paying? That's right, you and me, the taxpayers in this country.

The millions of dollars eaten up by healthcare fraud each year would be much better utilized providing essential primary care services to the millions of Americans who are either totally without health insurance, underinsured, or living in rural areas where appropriate healthcare is in short supply.

Fortunately, healthcare consumers and healthcare professionals with concerns about possible Medicaid and Medicare fraud can now take the initiative in fighting it. Because now, there's a toll-free hot line to call:1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)

This Department of Health and Human Services hot line is located and staffed within the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and operates from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., eastern time, Monday through Friday.

We're already spending in excess of $265 billion a year on the Medicare and Medicaid programs in the United States. Let's not spend a nickel or dime more than we have to due to fraud! People who perpetrate healthcare fraud are breaking the law and should be stopped. Resources are scarce enough as is -- let's not indulge criminals who make it harder for the rest of us.

In a statement released earlier this year, Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services, said it is important that the public, including Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and medical providers in the private sector, participate in the fight against health fraud.

The "HHS-TIPS" hot line accepts calls concerning alleged fraud against the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The number again is: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). Written allegations and supporting documentation should be mailed to:

Office of Inspector General
Department of Health and Human Services
HHS-TIPS HOT LINE
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, D.C. 20026

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