Our Awards Program
2019 NHCAA Award Winners
At the 2019 Annual Training Conference (ATC), NHCAA presented awards honoring a dedicated NHCAA volunteer, a distinguished medical director, a community education program aimed at impacting the opioid epidemic, and the investigative and prosecutorial teams involved in three outstanding health care fraud investigations. Follow the links for a description of each achievement. NHCAA congratulates all of the awardees!
Investigation of the Year Award
The Investigation of the Year Award honors an outstanding and effective health care fraud investigation and its impact on fraud deterrence and prevention. Due to the complexity of health care fraud investigations, a multi-organization investigative effort normally is required for a successful resolution and, therefore, it is more appropriate to recognize this approach.
- United States of America v. Beauchamp et al.
Forest Park Medical Center
- United States of America v. Esformes et al.
- Honorable Mention: United States of America v. Barry J. Cadden et al.
New England Compounding Center
SIRIS Investigation of the Year Award
The SIRIS Investigation of the Year Award recognizes a successful health care fraud case that was created or significantly enhanced as a result of using SIRIS -- NHCAA's online Special Investigation Resource and Intelligence System.
- Highmark Hemophilia Specialty Pharmacy/Employer Group Investigation
- Honorable Mention: United States of America v. Benjamin Rosenberg, DDS
Excellence in Public Awareness Award
Each year NHCAA bestows an Excellence in Public Awareness Award to an individual or an organization who has, through their work, contributed towards the public awareness of health care fraud. Award winners, selected by NHCAA, help bring to light the importance of combating health care fraud and its destructive impact on our nation's health care system and citizens.
- Opioid Epidemic Education Program
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Financial Investigations & Provider Review Team
Medical Director Award
The NHCAA Medical Director Award seeks to recognize a Medical Director who has demonstrated a passionate commitment to combating health care fraud, which in turn supports the NHCAA Mission to protect and serve the public interest by increasing awareness and improving the detection, investigation, civil and criminal prosecution and prevention of health care fraud.
- Daniel J. Nicoll, MD, FACP, CFE, AHFI
National Medical Director for Fraud and Abuse, Cigna
The John Morris Volunteer Service Award
The John Morris Volunteer Service Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in support of the mission of NHCAA. John George Morris, Jr. was a founding member of NHCAA and served for many years on the NHCAA Board of Directors, including service as the Chair of the Board in 2003. After leaving the Board of Directors, John continued to actively participate in NHCAA committees and activities and to volunteer his time unselfishly to assist on key NHCAA projects. John was a pioneer in creating the concept of a private-public partnership against health care fraud and in establishing NHCAA's mission to protect and serve the public interest by increasing awareness and improving the detection, investigation, civil and criminal prosecution and prevention of health care fraud and abuse.
- Aneta C.D. Andros, AHFI
Director, SIU Analytics, Cigna
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