Ohio Medical Mutual Investigator Wins National Fraud-fighting Award

November 13, 2006

Financial Investigator Jeff Leovic, a member of Medical Mutual of Ohio’s Financial Investigations unit, is among the winners of the 2006 National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s (NHCAA) Investigation of the Year Award.

Nominated by the FBI for the award, Leovic’s contributions resulted in
the prosecution and conviction of a suburban Cleveland physician. After being indicted on 59 counts of unlawful activities, 21 of which
specifically charged health care fraud and two charging acts that directly resulted in the deaths of two patients, the physician was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Leovic, a veteran police officer with 18 years of service, has been
with Medical Mutual’s Financial Investigations unit since 1993. Leovic is also a credentialed Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

In singling out Leovic, Brien Shanahan, Medical Mutual’s director of
Legal Affairs said, “Medical Mutual is regarded as a pioneer in
investigating health insurance fraud on behalf of its policyholders. Jeff’s
accomplishments are an example of his and the company’s dedication to minimizing fraud and the effect it has on every American.”

The award will be presented November 16, 2006, at the NHCAA’s annual training conference in Marco Island, Florida.

Medical Mutual of Ohio identifies itself as the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. The company
serves its customers through high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group customers. Based in Cleveland, Medical Mutual also has offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton and Youngstown.

The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) is an issue-based, non-profit organization comprising private-and public-sector organizations and individuals responsible for the detection, investigation, prosecution, andprevention of fraud committed against private and public health insurance plans.

Source: Medical Mutual

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