About the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units

Founded in 1978, the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU) represents Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) across the country. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have Medicaid Fraud Control Units. All but five are located in the state’s Office of the Attorney General.

NAMFCU has enabled MFCUs to deter some of the largest and most insidious health care provider frauds, recover program dollars, punish corrupt practitioners, and prosecute those who abuse or neglect nursing home residents. Learn more about NAMFCU's history.


NAMFCU's Executive Committee oversees the Association and consists of:

  • Three officers
  • Six regional representatives
  • The director of the New York MFCU
  • All past presidents of the Association

NAMFCU officers are elected annually by Unit directors (each Unit is led by one director). Regional representatives are elected annually by members of their region.

NAMFCU Mission

The mission of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU) is to serve and promote the success of its member Units in meeting their statutory obligations both in combatting Medicaid provider fraud and protecting our nation’s care facility residents, through training, communication, and information sharing.

NAMFCU serves to:

  • Provide a forum for the mutual exchange of views and experiences on subjects of importance to the state Medicaid Fraud Control Units.
  • Foster interstate cooperation on legal and law enforcement issues affecting the Units.
  • Improve the quality of Medicaid fraud and resident abuse investigations and prosecutions by conducting training programs and providing technical assistance for Association members.
  • Facilitate communication among the state Medicaid Fraud Control Units that are Association members.
  • Provide the public with information about the Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

NAMFCU is housed at the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C.


NAMFCU’s training programs bring together MFCU staff to learn about emerging legal issues and effective investigative techniques.


Discover resources published by NAMFCU, including statistical surveys, annual reports, and press releases, from the last several years.

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