National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units
Founded in 1978, the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU) has played a pivotal role in providing the MFCUs with a national presence. Although membership is voluntary, all 50 federally certified MFCUs are members of the Association. Membership is limited to federally certified MFCUs and each Unit is represented by their Director. The officers of the Association, the President and Vice- President are elected annually by the Directors. The President is the principal spokesperson for the Association, presides at all Association meetings, and appoints the chair and members of the various Committees and Working Groups. There are six regions of NAMFCU and each region elects a representative annually. These six regional representatives, the President, Vice-President, the Director of the New York MFCU and all past Presidents of the Association are members of the NAMFCU Executive Committee. This Committee manages the Association.
NAMFCU is staffed by an Executive Director, a Director of Meetings/Events/Association Administrator, Projects Manager and an Association Assistant, and is housed at the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C. This unique Association has enabled the Units to deter some of the largest and most insidious health care provider frauds, recover program dollars, punish corrupt practitioners, and prosecute those who abuse or neglect nursing home residents.