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NHCAA Annual Training Conference Bringing Together Law Enforcement, Health Insurers to Fight Health Care Fraud
Date:11/15/2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With health care fraud becoming more organized, sophisticated, and prevalent, over 1,000 investigators from private health insurance Special Investigative Units (SIUs), state and federal agencies, and law enforcement agents, will gather at the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)'s Annual Training Conference, December 4-7, 2007, in Anaheim, California, to learn more about new fraud schemes and explore innovative solutions that help protect the American public from the human and economic costs associated with health care fraud, the association announced today.

NHCAA is a unique private-public partnership committed to fighting health care fraud. NHCAA members comprise more than 100 private health insurers and those public-sector law enforcement and regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over health care fraud committed against both private payers and public programs.

"NHCAA's Annual Training Conference is the one national forum where the nation's fraud investigators, law enforcement professionals, and health-insurance industry representatives all gather to learn about new fraud schemes and explore innovative public-private solutions that help protect consumers," said Lou Saccoccio, Executive Director, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. "This unique conference setting affords an unrivaled opportunity for conference participants to hear from the nation's leading authorities and to be ahead of the curve in combating new and emerging fraud efforts."

NCHAA's Annual Training Conference convenes at a critical time. With the spotlight on how best to rein in rising health care costs and ensure affordability, NHCAA conservatively estimates that health-care fraud costs our nation's health system a staggering $60 billion per year. Consumers, private purchasers, and public programs all bear the costs of health care fraud through diminished quality of care, reduced productivity, and
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