Message from Inspector General Kimichik

It is with honor that I represent the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as Inspector General.
The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) primary role is to investigate fraud, waste and abuse in programs administered by MDHHS and to increase program integrity and accountability. Now, more than ever, citizens expect accountability and integrity in state government, and OIG takes this to heart.

As Inspector General of OIG, I am proud of the dedication, hard work and innovation my staff exhibits in the pursuit to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in public assistance and Medicaid programs. The landscape of fraud is constantly changing and as new schemes are developed, we at OIG continue to look outside the box to identify these schemes and ensure appropriate action is taken. OIG’s actions benefit all citizens by helping ensure that funds for Medicaid and public assistance programs are available to the residents that truly need them, and that taxpayer’s money is spent on its intended purpose.

I want to thank the OIG’s dedicated employees, fellow state employees and all Michiganders who reported suspected fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct. Together we can further strengthen the integrity of the programs administered by MDHHS