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Health Care Fraud & Elder Abuse Community Outreach

Randy Davis Healthcare Fraud & Elder Abuse Outreach Coodinator

Fighting Medicaid fraud is of vital importance to Attorney General Herring. While most Medicaid health care providers in the Commonwealth provide excellent care to their patients, a few prey on the Commonwealth's most vulnerable citizens - the elderly and disabled, children and the poor. Since 1982, the Attorney General's nationally renowned Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) has investigated and prosecuted those who prey on the needy, holding them accountable and protecting taxpayer dollars. Randy Davis speaks to local groups interested in health care fraud, enlisting their help in being the “eyes and ears” of the community, informing us when they suspect fraud has occurred.

The MFCU team vigorously investigates claims and educates the public on Medicaid fraud, as well as elder abuse and neglect, with the goal of deterring fraudulent and abusive activities throughout the Commonwealth through its civil and enforcement actions.

Since 2010, Randy has travelled more than 30-thousand miles, giving more than 300 presentations to groups including AARP, Kiwanis Clubs, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Ruritan Clubs, Triads, as well as local churches and other community gatherings.  

 

 

 

 

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Tidewater Community Outreach

William Shackleford Tidewater Outreach Coodinator

In January, Attorney General Mark Herring expanded Virginia’s community outreach programs by appointing an outreach coordinator in every region of the state. The Tidewater Outreach Coordinator, William Shackleford, works closely with many groups in the eastern part of the state.  William’s region includes Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake, VA Beach, Suffolk Portsmouth and other surrounding cities and counties.  He is a member of the VCPEA (Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse), VGIA (Virginia Gang Investigators Association), CCRT (Community Crisis Response Team) and the Virginia Peninsula Community Coordinated Response Team on Human Trafficking. He works very closely with regional law enforcement agencies, schools, colleges and senior support agencies.

The Tidewater Community Outreach Coordinator assists Tidewater Virginia Triad and Virginia State S.A.L.T. council groups.  Mr. Shackleford regularly holds presentations on programs and resources available through the Office of the Attorney General, such as:  Medicaid Fraud, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Human Trafficking, Financial Fraud Prevention awareness and education, Virginia Rules, Domestic and Dating Violence, Gang Awareness, Identity Theft, Prescription Drug Abuse, Lethality Assessment, and consumer protection to local community organizations, faith groups, service providers, Triad groups, law enforcement community groups, and senior living communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Southwest Virginia Community Outreach Program

Debbie Bell - Southwest Virginia Community Outreach Coodinator

In April of 2014, Debbie Bell joined the Office of the Attorney General as their Roanoke based, Community Outreach Coordinator.  Debbie’s region covers 21 counties in our Commonwealth, and she currently serves on various committees such as the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, the Elder Justice Task Force, The Prescription Drug Task Force, The Virginia Crime Prevention Association, and the Virginia Gang Investigator’s Association.

The Southwest Region Community Outreach Coordinator’s role is to provide education and link agencies and individuals with appropriate resources throughout the Attorney General’s Office.  Such matters may include: Medicaid provider fraud, elder abuse and neglect, prescription drug and heroin abuse issues, gang activity awareness, human sex and labor trafficking awareness, cultural competency educations, forming and providing support for TRIAD groups, computer crimes, domestic violence issues, animal cruelty concerns, and consumer protection.

The Southwest Regional Outreach Coordinator works closely with law enforcement agencies, Social Service and Adult Protective Agencies, Area Agencies on Aging, Drug Prevention Councils, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, and many others.  Specifically, Debbie has had training on Abuse Later in Life, Domestic Extremism and Hate Groups, Healthcare Fraud and Program Integrity, Prescription Drug Diversion, Human Trafficking and Healthcare Response, Combating Animal Fighting, and Elder Fatality Review, Drug Enforcement Wiretap Technologies, Investigating and Prosecuting Strangulations, and Gang Activity and Awareness training.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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