Fraud Prevention

Learn about CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), County Medical Services Program (CMSP), General Assistance or CalWORKs Fraud in Nevada County.

Medi-Cal Fraud

Medi-Cal fraud is an intentional attempt by some providers, and in some cases beneficiaries, to receive unauthorized payments or benefits from the program. This fraud can take many forms, but the most common involve providers knowingly billing for unnecessary services, for services not performed, or for more expensive services than they actually provide.

DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline

The Department of Health Care Services asks that anyone who observes or has knowledge of suspicious health care activity to call the DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline telephone number, 800-822-6222, to report it. The recorded message may be heard in English and four other languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Russian.

The call is free and the caller may remain anonymous. You can also email us or file an online complaint form. For more information about fraud, visit the California Department of Health Care Services.

Additional Information

You may also email the Nevada County Department of Social Services or call 530-265-1792 if you suspect fraud with CalFresh (Food Stamps), Medical Coverage, General Assistance or CalWORKs.