How Do I Report Suspected Fraud or Misuse of State Resources?

Report suspected waste, fraud or abuse in health and human services programs to the:

  • Texas State Auditor's Office at 1-800-TX-AUDIT or
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General at 1-800-436-6184

You also can contact these agencies online at:

Reporting Fraud FAQs

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Fraud is the crime of dishonestly taking something of value from someone else.

Examples of fraud may include:

  • Giving someone a generic drug but billing for the name-brand drug
  • Billing a person for services already paid for by someone else
  • Misusing someone’s money
  • Claiming payment for services that were not provided.

Anyone can report fraud, waste or abuse. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is required by law to refer suspected provider fraud to the Office of Inspector General.

Call 1-800-581-1790 to report healthcare fraud. You also can report it online through the Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Reporting Center.

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Updated: August 24, 2016