Medical Identity Fraud Alliance Ramps Up Operations

MIFA Installs New Board, Hires Staff and Launches Initiatives

Washington, DC, May 6, 2014 – The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA) announced it is moving from development to operational status, which includes installing a board of directors, hiring staff and launching several new initiatives to address medical identity fraud.

New directors include David Popik, Florida Blue; Meredith Phillips, Henry Ford Health System; Bill Fox, Emdeon; Greg Radinsky, North Shore-LIJ Health System; Ralph Carpenter, Aetna; Doug Mailhot, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; Bob Gregg, ID Experts; Marita Janiga, Kaiser Permanente; and Rick Munson, UnitedHealthcare. The board will drive MIFA’s strategic vision for association growth and promote its mission to strengthen the healthcare ecosystem by collaborating to reduce the frequency and impact of medical identity fraud.

The board also hired Ann Patterson, Senior Vice President and Program Director, to build on the association’s foundational work, elevate MIFA’s operational excellence, and oversee member programming, recruitment, retention and marketing.

Recently launched initiatives include: Information Sharing, Research and Benchmarking; Education and Awareness; Legal and Regulatory; and Monthly Member Forums.

Each of these areas will focus on unique work products, such as industry best practices, to address specific areas of medical identity fraud. “We’re excited to have the new directors on board and collectively begin to tackle the issue of medical identity fraud,” stated Dave Popik, chairman of the board. “Ann has hit the ground running and begun to build our body of work that will positively impact the healthcare industry.”

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Media Contact:
Ann Patterson
SVP and Program Director, MIFA
703-407-0958
Ann@MedIDFraud.org

About the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)
MIFA is dedicated to helping its members better protect consumers from medical identity fraud. Members provide leadership to: mobilize the healthcare ecosystem; cooperate to leverage collective intellectual capital and power; research to adequately understand the problem and guide solution building; educate consumers, industry, legislators and regulators; and empower individuals to be the first line of defense in protecting their Protected Health Information. For more information visit http://medidfraud.org/.