2012 Investigation of the Year Award

NHCAA invites nominations for the 2012 Investigation of the Year Award. This annual award honors an outstanding and effective health care fraud investigation and its impact on fraud deterrence and prevention.

This distinguished award strives to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of individuals and their respective organizations in the successful investigation of health care fraud.

Please click here to access and complete the Nomination Form. The award will be presented during the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14, hosted as part of the NHCAA 2012 Annual Training Conference in Anaheim, California, November 13-16, 2012.

The Nomination Process

  • An organization may submit multiple nominations.
  • To be eligible for nomination, investigations must either, (1) be in the final adjudication stages or (2) have been adjudicated between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012.
  • Nominations will be judged on the unique features and/or circumstances that make the investigation noteworthy, including elements such as public-private collaboration, innovative approaches, and investigative techniques that significantly aided in the investigation and its resolution. In particular, investigations demonstrating patients as victims of health care fraud should be considered for submission.
  • Nominations must be received at NHCAA via email, mail, or facsimile no later than FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012.

The Nomination Form

The 2012 Nomination Form can be completed and submitted electronically. To access the 2012 Nomination Form, please click here.

When completing the nomination form, please use the following simple guidelines:

  • Provide complete contact information for each member of the investigative team.
  • Provide specific and complete information for each question (attachments are permitted).
  • For clarity, use bullet points to identify the specific activity or activities in each question followed by related narrative.

Attach additional pages to complete your nomination(s), if necessary. It is suggested that the Nomination Form summarize the investigation and attachments provide all the details of the investigation.

The Award Selection Process

  • Complete nominations received by Friday, August 31st will be provided to members of the Awards Committee for their consideration. The Committee is comprised of five members representing the private and public sectors.
  • Each Committee member will prioritize his/her top three investigation candidates for the award.
  • The Awards Committee will then meet to confer and select the award winner.
  • The 2012 Investigation of the Year award winner will be honored during a special luncheon and awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 14 at the NHCAA 2012 Annual Training Conference in Anaheim, California. Each member of the investigative team will receive a complimentary Conference registration and a plaque noting his/her achievement. Representatives of the team will present the details of the investigation at a workshop during the Conference and on a NHCAA Audio Conference during 2013.


Please contact the Awards Department at Awards@nhcaa.org or 202.349.7998.