Deficit Reduction Act

In accordance with the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is mandated, as a condition of its participation in the Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid), to establish written policies and procedures that inform its employees, contractors, agents, and other persons about the following: FDNY’s internal policies covering the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse in its health care operations, the federal False Claims Act and any similar law under the State of New York that governs false claims and statements and the whistleblower protections under federal and State laws.


Compliance counts, anonymously or confidentially report health care fraud or patient privacy (HIPAA) violations to the Fire Department.

FDNY Office of Health Care Compliance
Phone: 1-877-FDNY-NYC (336-9692)