In December 2006, New York City entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH), authorizing New York City to implement a Medicaid provider fraud and abuse project to target Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse by healthcare and other service providers. IREA created the Office of Medicaid Provider Fraud and Abuse Investigation to implement this new initiative. As part of its functions, this Office conducts audits of Medicaid providers in New York City suspected of fraud, waste or abuse in accordance with the provisions of the MOU and the concurrent goals of the Mayor and Governor to address this crucial issue.
Investigation, Revenue and Enforcement Administration & Welfare Fraud Hotline: 212-274-5030
IREA Contact Numbers (pdf)