NYS Medicaid Inspector General to Speak at Lehman Oct. 14 on Need for Personal Ethics in Healthcare

BRONX, NY — James G. Sheehan, the Medicaid Inspector General for New York State, will speak at Lehman College on Wednesday, October 14, beginning at 6 p.m. in Room B-04 of Carman Hall. His topic will be “Personal Ethics: An Imperative in Healthcare Today.” This event is free and open to the public.

As Inspector General, Mr. Sheehan is a strong advocate of healthcare compliance programs and assuring that providers have the tools for program integrity within their organization. During his tenure, New York has recovered and saved more than a billion dollars in fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid program.?

Before his appointment to New York State government in 2007, Mr. Sheehan was an Associate U.S. Attorney for Civil Programs in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he had served since 1980. While working in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Philadelphia office, he handled over 500 healthcare fraud matters, including the government investigation against Medco Health Solutions, which resulted in the recovery of over $155 million and regulatory changes designed to protect patients and pharmacists. He also was lead counsel in United States v. SmithKline Beecham Clinical Labs, which resulted in a $332 million recovery for the government.

Mr. Sheehan received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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