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Office of Investigations (OI)

Gary Cantrell - Deputy Inspector General for Investigations

Gary Cantrell
Deputy Inspector General for Investigations

The Office of Investigations (OI) conducts criminal, civil and administrative investigations of fraud and misconduct related to HHS programs, operations and beneficiaries. State-of-the-art tools and technology assist OIG investigators around the country and help OI meet its goal of becoming the world's premier health care law enforcement agency. The OI also:

  • operates an OIG Hotline, which allows the public, industry stakeholders and others to report suspected fraud, waste and abuse;
  • coordinates with the Department of Justice and other law enforcement authorities to leverage resources and fraud-fighting efforts;
  • provides protective services to the HHS Secretary and participates in public safety and security management activities; and
  • works collaboratively with other components to develop appropriate enforcement actions and recommend fixes to aspects of HHS programs vulnerable to fraud.

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