Medicaid Fraud & Patient Abuse Unit

The Medicaid Fraud Control and Patient Abuse Unit enforces the laws pertaining to fraud in the state Medicaid program and prosecutes cases of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of patients in all state healthcare facilities. The Unit prosecutes criminal activity, pursues civil remedies where appropriate and participates with federal and state authorities in a variety of inter-agency investigations and administrative proceedings. Unit prosecutors, auditors, investigators and health care professionals employ a multi-disciplinary approach to combat health care fraud and patient abuse.

To report Medicaid fraud, patient abuse or neglect, or drug diversion, please call (401) 222-2566 or (401) 274-4400, ext. 2269.