Attorney General Kaul requests the assistance of all Wisconsin citizens in fighting health care fraud and patient abuse. Please use the statewide hotline number at 1-800-488-3780 to report Medicaid fraud or elder abuse.
The Department of Justice protects our State’s most vulnerable persons in its Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit (MFCEAU). MFCEAU is a unit within the Division of Legal Services that works cooperatively with District Attorneys, County Sheriffs, and other law enforcement agencies across the State to investigate and prosecute criminal violations of:
- Medicaid provider fraud (Wis. Stat. § 946.91);
- Abuse, neglect, and financial misappropriation from patients or residents residing in Medicaid funded facilities (Wis. Stat. §§ 940.285, 940.295);
- Abuse and neglect of residents in board and care facilities such as nursing homes, community based residential facilities, and adult family homes;
- Violations of criminal laws affecting the Medicaid program, including laws relating to fraud and the health, safety, and welfare of Medicaid recipients.