Matthew Whitmire, director of Attorney General Curtis Hill’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), was elected Oct. 19 to serve as president of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU).
Whitmire has worked for the Office of the Attorney General since 2011 and has been MFCU director since 2013, overseeing hundreds of investigations into fraud and patient abuse/neglect among Medicaid providers. Previously, Whitmire worked as a deputy prosecutor in Marion County.
“Matt has done an excellent job leading the MFCU team here in Indiana,” Attorney General Hill said. “I know he will do equally outstanding work leading the national organization.”
Founded in 1978, NAMFCU “has played a pivotal role in providing the MFCUs with a national presence,” the organization’s website notes. “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.”
All 53 federally certified MFCUs are NAMFCU members, and each MFCU is represented by its director.
Whitmire aspires to help advance the mission of MFCUs nationwide during unprecedented times.
“Despite the challenges faced by all units in 2020, our national association will not be deterred from pursuing our goals,” Whitmire said. “We will continue to offer education to the 53 Medicaid Fraud Control Units, promote legislative proposals to help the states in their missions, and provide a space for multistate case resolution. In my role as president, I will work to ensure the association pivots in this time of change and challenge to meet our goals.”
A graduate of Wabash College and the University of Dayton School of Law, Whitmire resides with his family in Indianapolis.
The Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit receives 75% of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a federal grant. The remaining 25% is funded by the State of Indiana.
NAMFCU is housed at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in Washington D.C.