All employees, contractors and anyone who has contact with the Indian Health Service (IHS) can combat fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. We encourage you to report these matters to the IHS Program Integrity and Ethics Staff OR the Department of Health Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Hotline Reporting Form
To report your allegation by telephone call:
IHS Hotline: 1-301-443-0658
OIG Hotline: 1-800-447-8477
Health Information Privacy: If you believe that a covered entity has violated your (or someone else's) health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy or Security Rule, you may file a complaint with the Service Unit CEO or designee or report it to the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR). OCR can investigate complaints against covered entities. For more infomation, please visit the HHS Health Information Privacy web page .
Recommendations on how we may improve this website, or to report feedback on how we may otherwise improve our customer service, may be directed to Vince Gudewich, Director, PIES at 301-443-4137.
This is a U.S. Federal Government information system that is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY. Unauthorized access is a violation of U.S. Law and may result in criminal or administrative penalties. Users shall not access other users' or system files without proper authority. Absence of access controls IS NOT authorization for access! The mission of the Program Integrity and Ethics staff, as mandated by Public Law 95-452 (as amended), is to protect the integrity of Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, as well as the health and welfare of the beneficiaries of those programs.
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE
This system contains information protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-579). Any privacy information displayed on the screen or printed must be protected from unauthorized disclosure. Employees who violate privacy safeguards may be subject to disciplinary actions and/or a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
The purpose of the collection of this information is defined under the Privacy Act of 1974 and the New OIG Privacy Act System of Records: Administrative Files (09-09-0076).