Our Awards Program

NHCAA offers four distinguished awards that honor the very essence of effective health care fraud investigation and its impact on fraud deterrence and prevention. Award winners are honored each year at a special luncheon and awards ceremony during the NHCAA Institute for Health Care Fraud Prevention's Annual Training Conference (ATC).

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.

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2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners

Investigative Excellence Award

The Investigative Excellence Award (limited to NHCAA Member Organizations) honors an individual or a group who have achieved significant results in the field of health care fraud investigations by employing innovative approaches to the investigative process. Some investigations are not criminally or civilly prosecuted, but they do, on occasion, result in significant policy and/or procedural changes. These changes may have a positive impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of health plan operations that may improve the delivery of benefits. Therefore, this award takes into consideration the multiple outcomes of health plan investigations.

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2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners

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.

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2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners

NHCAA 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.

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2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners