Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit

The Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit (MFCEAU) investigates and prosecutes crimes committed against vulnerable adults in nursing homes and other facilities, as well as fraud perpetrated by providers against the Wisconsin Medicaid program. The MFCEAU, in conjunction with local law enforcement officials, investigates and prosecutes allegations of:


  • Medicaid provider fraud
  • Abuse of, neglect of and misappropriation from residents or patients residing in facilities that receive Medicaid funds
  • Abuse and neglect of residents in board and care facilities that do not receive Medicaid funding, such as nursing homes, community based residential facilities, and adult family homes
  • Violations of criminal laws affecting the Medicaid program, including, but not limited to, laws relating to fraud and the health, safety, and welfare of Medicaid recipients


The MFCEAU works cooperatively with other state regulatory agencies, including the Department of Health Services, the Department of Safety and Professional Services, and the Department of Revenue, in investigating and prosecuting its cases. The MFCEAU also works cooperatively with district attorneys’ offices and law enforcement agencies around the state.


Please call 1-800-488-3780 to report Medicaid provider fraud.


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