Reporting Suspected Fraud, Waste & Abuse
Fraud, Waste and Abuse Tipline: 1-877-972-8844
Our Commitment is to protect our consumers and their families, providers, business partners, employees and stakeholders by administering a strong and effective anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) program designed to prevent, detect, investigate and resolve incidents of potential FWA.
The Impact of Fraud, Waste and Abuse on Our Health Care System
The National Health Care Anti-fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that between 3% and 10% of health care spending is lost due to fraud, waste and abuse (FWA). Using those figures, we are losing between $70 Billion and $260 Billion each year due to FWA.
How is Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) defined?
What are some examples of FWA?
What should I do if I suspect FWA?
Anytime there is a suspicion of Fraud, Waste or Abuse, please report it immediately. The faster we know about it, the faster we can intervene.
How do I contact Optum’s Program and Network Integrity Department?
Customer Service: 877-972-8844
Communications are confidential and you may choose to be anonymous.