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Department of Justice, FBI to discuss health care fraud, opioid crisis in April 26 panel

The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation University Outreach Project will present on trends in health care fraud as part of the next Medicine Grand Rounds.

The discussion will be held this Friday, April 26 at 8 a.m. in the Fukushima Auditorium, and will feature Dr. Naomi M. Adaniya, director of the Department of Justice Opioid Fraud and Detection Unit; Barbara Bedford, FBI supervisory special agent; and Paula Clelland, FBI intelligence analyst.

Topics include:

  • Statistical and foundational issues impacting health care fraud nationally,
  • Features and missions of various DOJ/FBI investigative priorities,
  • How to interpret fraud data from graphical form,
  • Evaluating the content of health care fraud case studies,
  • Clearly communicating and writing on knowledge, thoughts and positions on the state of the country’s opioid crisis,
  • Identifying common diseases affecting West Virginians,
  • Identifying best practices for treating chronic diseases,
  • And understanding current services and how to improve access for patients

The event is open to all practicing clinicians, residents, nurses and students; a maximum of one AMA PRA Category One credit can be claimed by physicians.

For more information, contact Erica Lippencott at