HHS Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) supports the mission of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services.  The OIG is comprised of dedicated professionals promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of HHS programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.  OIG evaluates these programs for success and addresses any fraud, waste, or abuse.  OIG has about 1,600 employees, including about 500 law enforcement officers, throughout the U.S.  The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG), with more than 120 attorneys and staff, provides all legal services for OIG.  The office is divided into six branches: Administrative and Civil Remedies, Affirmative Litigation, Advice, Industry Guidance, Exclusions, and Mission Support.