Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU or Unit) investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud as well as patient abuse and neglect in health care facilities. OIG certifies, and annually recertifies, each MFCU. OIG collects information about MFCU operations and assesses whether they comply with statutes, regulations, and OIG policy. OIG also analyzes MFCU performance based on 12 published performance standards and recommends program improvements where appropriate.
The MFCUs share common characteristics:
From Office of Inspector General, Department of Health & Human Services, http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/medicaid-fraud-control-units-mfcu/index.asp (accessed Apr. 21, 2012).