May 01, 2023

Maryland Medicaid: Preventing health care fraud and abuse

We’re committed to working with health care providers in our network to keep health care free of fraud and abuse. Together, we can help prevent payment of fraudulent claims and detect, investigate, report and recover false claims.

Part of our shared responsibility is to report suspected fraud and abuse to law enforcement and regulatory and administrative agencies. If you suspect fraud or abuse, please contact us immediately. All reports are confidential and can be made anonymously.

Examples of fraud and abuse by health care providers:

  • Billing for services or medications not actually performed or obtained
  • Billing for excessive or unnecessary medical services or supplies

Examples of health care fraud and abuse by members:

  • Providing false information or hiding facts for the purpose of obtaining coverage
  • Letting someone else borrow a member ID card
  • Selling or giving prescription medications to anyone else

Reporting fraud, waste or abuse

You can report suspected fraud, waste and abuse by contacting the following:

  • Go to Health care fraud and abuse to report a concern
  • Call the UnitedHealthcare Fraud Hotline at 844-359-7736
  • Report fraud, waste or abuse in the Medicaid program:
    • Online: Maryland Department of Health > The Office of the Inspector General > Report Fraud
    • Phone: 410-767-5784
    • Fax: 410-333-7194
    • Mail a written report to:

Maryland Department of Health
Office of the Inspector General
Program Integrity Division
201 W. Preston St. 
Baltimore, MD 21201


Reach out to your provider advocate for more information.

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