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Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Health care fraud is a serious issue that contributes to the skyrocketing cost of medical care. It’s estimated that health care fraud costs $70 billion to $200 billion each year, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. You can help stop this waste and abuse. Below you will find information on:

  • How to protect yourself, people in your care, coworkers, or employees from fraud,
  • How to prevent fraud, and
  • How to report fraud.

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California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

Phone: 1-800-822-6222
Report Fraud Online
Mail: PAU MS 2200
PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413


HHS Office of Inspector General

Phone: 1-800-447-8477
TTY: 1-800-377-4950

Report Fraud Online
Mail: HHS Tips Hotline
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026-3489


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Phone: 1-800-633-4227
TTY: 1-877-486-2048

Report Fraud Online
Mail: Medicare Beneficiary Contact Center
P.O. Box 39
Lawrence, KS 66044


SCFHP Compliance

Phone: 1-408-874-1450
TTY/TDD: 1-800-735-2929

Fax: 1-408-874-1970
Report Fraud Online
Mail: SCFHP Compliance Officer
6201 San Ignacio Ave
San Jose, CA 95119