Nessel's Health Care Fraud Division Chief Tapped as President of National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-335-7666

November 20, 2019

LANSING – A strong advocate for protecting Michigan’s Medicaid program from unscrupulous scam artists, Michigan Department of Attorney General Health Care Fraud Division Chief David Tanay in late October was elected president of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU), Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.

Tanay was elected to president at the annual training for NAMFCU held in Richmond, Virginia. He has been active in association leadership for the past decade and will serve a one-year term.

“David has been a valuable and respected leader in the Medicaid fraud enforcement space for several years and his recent appointment is reflective of that,” Nessel said. “This is an honor not only for him, but for the state of Michigan as well. I am confident in his abilities as we continue our work to ensure those who abuse our Medicaid system are held accountable.”

NAMFCU is comprised of all the Medicaid Fraud Control Units in each state, the majority of which are divisions in state attorney general offices. The primary function of the organization is to provide specialized training in Medicaid provider fraud and patient abuse and neglect, as well as coordinate and represent state interests in national litigation.

Tanay began his career with the department in 1996 and served as an Assistant Attorney General in the criminal division. He was promoted to Criminal Division Chief in 2007 and transitioned to the Health Care Fraud Division three years later. The Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Division – led by Tanay – has worked on several high-profile Medicaid fraud cases, including the more recent charges against two Detroit men for employing a Medicaid kick-back scheme that defrauded the state’s Medicaid system out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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