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Cynthia Steedman Earns Health Care Fraud Investigator Accreditation
Date:10/2/2007

The highest level of professional accomplishment within the heath care anti-fraud field.

EASTON, Md., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. announced today that Cynthia Steedman, RN, BSN, Medical Claims Review Analyst, has been designated by the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) as an Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI), the highest level of professional accomplishment within the health care anti-fraud field.

As Medical Claims Review Analyst, Ms. Steedman is responsible for the overall protection of the Medicare Trust Fund through provider education, recoupment of funds, and referral of suspected fraud to the Special Investigation Unit.

"Cindy is a real trail blazer. She is the first person to earn this distinction and this is going to represent real advancement in continuing Delmarva Foundation's commitment to identifying healthcare fraud," commented Christian E. Jensen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delmarva Foundation.

Established in 2002, AHFI is a unique professional designation granted by NHCAA to individuals who demonstrate unwavering dedication to fighting health care fraud. Successful AHFI candidates must meet strict qualifications relating to professional experience, specialized training, formal education, and demonstrated knowledge in the detection, investigation and prosecution of health care fraud.

The NHCAA Institute for Health Care Fraud Prevention is a separately incorporated, tax-exempt educational foundation that provides education and training to private- and public-sector health care anti-fraud personnel.

Delmarva Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality in over 30 states. Since 1973, Delmarva has assisted in enhancing care in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, medical practices and health plans. Delmarva conducts work ranging from quality improvement, quality assurance, utilization review to external quality review. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Easton, Maryland with other offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, DC; and Tampa and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information, please visit Delmarva Foundation on the web at http://www.delmarvafoundation.org.


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