Former Inspector General for Arizona Medicaid joined Thomson Reuters at the 2012 ACFE Conference – New White Paper on Healthcare Fraud Released
By Lesley Parker, Thomson Reuters
Several members of the Thomson Reuters CLEAR team participated June 17-22, 2012 in the 23rd Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. With more than 60,000 members the ACFE’s mission is, in part, to reduce business fraud world-wide.
Conference keynote speakers included Michael C. Woodford, MBE, whistleblower and former Olympus Corp. CEO; U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, co-author of the Dodd-Frank Act; Pamela Meyer, CFE, best-selling author of “Liespotting”; and Diana B. Henriques, senior financial writer at The New York Times and author of “The Wizard of Lies,” a book about the Bernard Madoff scandal. Convicted fraudster Mark E. Whitacre, Ph.D., also spoke in a general session. Whitacre’s story is the subject of the feature film, “The Informant!” starring Matt Damon.
Thomson Reuters hosted an exhibitor’s booth at the show where David Botsko, CFE, former Inspector General for Arizona Medicaid joined us for the announcement and rollout of the newly published white paper: From Drugs to Wheelchairs: New Technology Fights the Growing Menace of Organized Crime in Healthcare Fraud.
The ACFE membership is an interesting mix of government, industry and academic professionals who work in the area of fraud. We discussed an eye-opening array of fraudulent patterns in healthcare, purchasing, employment, contracting, and a myriad of other organizational areas. CFEs have a shared objective: prevention and deterrence of fraud.
Shown in photo from left to right: Miguel Restrepo, Thomson Reuters; Lesley Parker, Thomson Reuters; David Botsko, CFE, former Inspector General for Arizona Medicaid