How to Report Healthcare Abuse


To report problems with a medication or medical device:

To report scams and suspicious activity involving Medicare:

  • HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG)— Call the OIG’s fraud hotline at 1-800-447-8477 (TTY: 1-800-377-4950).
  • FTC— Visit, or call 1-877-382-4357 (TTY: 1-866-653-4261).

To report fraud or abuse related to a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan:

  • Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors (MEDICs)— Call 1-877-772-3379.

For help with a complaint about a long-term care facility:

  • Your state long-term care ombudsman— Find an ombudsman with the Ombudsman Locator at

To report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation: