Health care fraud is a very serious offense in Minnesota. It is also a crime. If the Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) finds fraud, you will be charged with a crime in state or federal court. Examples of fraud by health care providers that the DHS Office of the Inspector General regulates include things like false and fraudulent claims submitted by health care providers, altering claims, overbilling, billing for health care services that weren’t provided, reporting false employment hours, and providing false time sheets. The DHS may audit your healthcare company or respond to a tip provided to them. If your company is audited, the DHS will find any discrepancies in reporting and accounting.