Medi-Cal fraud is an intentional attempt by some providers, and in some cases consumers, to receive unauthorized payments or benefits from any Medi-Cal program, including the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. This fraud can take many forms, but the most common in the IHSS program involves providers knowingly billing for unnecessary services or services not being performed.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) asks that anyone who observes or has knowledge of suspicious health care activity call the IHSS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline telephone number at 1-800-822-6222 to report it.
The recorded message may be heard in English and ten other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Cambodian, Armenian, Hmong, Laotian, Farsi, Korean, and Russian. The call is free and the caller may remain anonymous. You can also e-mail the hotline at Fraud@dhcs.ca.gov or access the online complaint form at http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/individuals/Pages/StopMedi-CalFraud.aspx.