If you suspect errors, fraud, or abuse when you use Medicare—or if someone tries to sell you a product or service you don’t need—report it. Learn what to look for, and get details about preventing and detecting fraud.
What do I need to have to report errors, fraud, or abuse?
Before you report errors, fraud, or abuse, carefully review the facts and have the following information ready:
- The provider’s name and any identifying number you may have.
- Information on the service or item you are questioning.
- The date the service or item was supposedly given or delivered.
- The payment amount approved and paid by Medicare.
- The date on your Medicare Summary Notice.
- Your name and Medicare number (as listed on your Medicare card).
- The reason you think Medicare should not have paid.
- Any other information you have showing why Medicare should not have paid.
Where do I report errors, fraud, or abuse?
To report suspected errors, fraud, or abuse, you can contact either:
HHS Office of Inspector General
Online: Report Fraud Online
Mail: HHS Tips Hotline
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026-3489
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mail: Medicare Beneficiary Contact Center
P.O. Box 39
Lawrence, KS 66044