Medicaid has established a program, the Medicaid Integrity Program (MIP), similar to Medicare's Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) to combat fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid program. CMS will enter into contracts with Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs) to review Medicaid provider actions, audit provider claims and identify overpayments, and educate providers and others on Medicaid program integrity issues. MICs will utilize audit protocols to conduct satisfactory provider reviews and audits. Protocols have been developed and reviewed by the HHS-OIG for individual fee-for-service practitioners, other fee-for-service providers, institutional providers, pharmacies, and hospitals and nursing home cost reports.
The MIP has established five field offices. The Ohio field office is located in the Chicago.