The Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) was transferred to the Attorney General’s Office in June 2017. The duties of the OMIG are to establish a full-time program of audit, investigation and performance review to provide increased accountability, integrity and oversight of the Kansas Medicaid program (KanCare), the MediKan program, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and to assist in improving state agency and program operations and help deter and identify fraud, waste, abuse, and illegal acts related to those programs.1
The OMIG is not authorized to act as a private attorney or investigator and cannot directly assist in resolving individual complaints about the programs within the OMIG’s jurisdiction.
Citizens may report to the OMIG concerns about suspected fraud, waste, abuse, or illegal acts involving KanCare, MediKan, or SCHIP. All complaints received by the OMIG concerning those programs are reviewed by OMIG staff and may become part of an audit or investigation.
The identity of any person submitting a report concerning fraud, waste, abuse, or illegal acts involving the KanCare, MediKan, or SCHIP programs shall remain confidential unless that person consents in writing to the disclosure of their identity. All information received by the OMIG about suspected fraud, waste, abuse, or illegal acts shall not be made public unless:
- Release of the information would not result in the identification of the person who provided the information;
- the person or persons who provided the information to be disclosed consent in writing prior to its disclosure;
- the disclosure is necessary to protect the public health; or
- the information to be disclosed is required in an administrative proceeding or court proceeding and appropriate provision has been made to allow disclosure of the information without disclosing to the public the identity of the person or persons who reported such information to the Inspector General.2
1. K.S.A. 75-7427(b)(1)↩
2. K.S.A. 75-7427(k)(1)↩
You may report fraud, waste, abuse, or illegal acts involving the KanCare, MediKan, or SCHIP programs: