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Nicholas Messuri

Vice President, Fraud Prevention & Recovery at DentaQuest


He oversees a team of investigators and manages a national anti-fraud and abuse program for Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Commercial membership. Previously, Mr. Messuri was director of fraud prevention & recovery at Tufts Health Plan where his division was recognized as a national enforcement leader by Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). He began his legal career with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and has 17+ years of experience as a criminal prosecutor including 10 years as chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division and chief of the Business & Labor Crimes Bureau. As Commonwealth’s chief health care fraud prosecutor his division recovered more than $70 million dollars in restitution and obtained civil judgments and convictions against providers for a variety of health care fraud schemes including billing for services not rendered, billing for medically unnecessary services, up-coding services, providing substandard care and causing false health care claims. He is past president of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units and past chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Multi-State False Claims Act Committee. He served as Chair of the NHCAA Board of Directors in 2016.

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