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Seniors and Health Care Fraud

As part of the Michigan Department of Attorney General's commitment to protecting seniors across the state, the Health Care Fraud Division is in place to hold health care providers accountable.

The Health Care Fraud Division also works in tandem with the Financial Crimes Division -- which houses the Elder Abuse Task Force -- on a number of legal actions.

The office also maintains a joint enforcement initiative with the Social Security Administration to protect residents of nursing homes from financial exploitation.

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Health Care Fraud Division

The Health Care Fraud Division (HCFD) exists to identify, prosecute, and prevent fraudulent activity by doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and other health care providers participating in the Medicaid program. Allegations of misappropriation of patient trust funds and identity theft in resident care facilities are also investigated. Taxpayer dollars provide health care to indigent patients and other recipients. It is vital that these dollars be effectively spent to help those in need. Fraud affects everyone - the recipients of care, the taxpayers who pay for it, and the overwhelming majority of providers who conscientiously provide quality care.

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Department of Attorney General

Department of Attorney General 
Health Care Fraud Division

P.O. Box 30218
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 24-hour Hotline: 800-24-ABUSE or
Fax: 517-241-6515 or 517-241-6545
(during business hours)

Email the Health Care Fraud Division

Patient Abuse Complaint Form

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Department of Licensing and
Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing

P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-0199
Fax: 517-241-9416

Email the Bureau of Professional Licensing

Medicaid Fraud -                                  Office of Inspector General 

Medicaid Fraud - For Allegations of Fraud, Waste and Abuse.

Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 30062
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 855-MI-FRAUD or
Fax: 800-223-8164

Report Welfare Fraud

Medicare Office of Inspector General Website

Long Term Care Ombudsman

State Long Term Care Ombudsman - 
Salli Pung

Michigan Long Term Care
Ombudsman Program
Michigan Elder Justice Initiative

15851 S. US 27, Ste. 73
Lansing, MI 48906
Phone: 866-485-9393 
Fax: 517-574-5301

Email the State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Recipient Rights
Information and Referral Hotline 
Phone: 800-854-9090
Hearing impaired individuals may use the following number:
Michigan Relay Center: 7-1-1

Office of Recipient Rights Website

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.
3815 W. St. Joseph St., Ste. C-200
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: 866-400-9164
Fax: 517-372-0792

Email the Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. Website