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Health Care Crimes Task Force

Health Care Fraud Strike Force

The Mountaineer Health Care Fraud Strike Force was created by U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld in 2022 to combat health care fraud in the state.

The Strike Force is a multi-agency a unit that will take a data-driven approach to uncovering waste and abuse. Representatives from seven different agencies will meet quarterly to discuss fraudulent billing patterns and new targets will be identified.

In addition to its analytical work, the Strike Force will engage with providers and insurers so that there is a better understanding on how to recognize and report health care fraud.

Members of the Mountaineer Health Care Fraud Strike Force include agents, officers and prosecutors from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Department of Defense, the West Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the West Virginia Office of Insurance Commission, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

To report suspected health care-related illegal activity to the task force, call 304-234-7711 or email WVFraud@FBI.gov. You can also mail information to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Attn: Mountaineer HCF Strike Force, P.O. Box 591, Wheeling, WV 26003. Please be specific in your message, describing the suspected illegal activity in as much detail as possible. 

Updated January 18, 2022

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