Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Wins NHCAA Award

Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Wins NHCAA Award

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Nashville, TN- The TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has won an “Investigation of the Year” award for its work on a case involving an orthopedic surgeon from Tullahoma. Last fall, Dr. Robert Canon was convicted of 95 counts of health care fraud after billing the state and others for more than $2.2 million dollars worth of fraudulent services. Canon was eventually sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and ordered to repay TennCare more than $1.8 million dollars in restitution. Today, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association is recognizing Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Norman Tidwell’s hard work with an annual award presented to the nation’s number one investigation. This is the 5th national award presented to the TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit since 1998. Blue Cross Blue Shield, the FBI, the U.S.