AG Pruitt Announces Unit Chief Named to National Board for Medicaid Fraud Control
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday announced that Assistant Attorney General Mykel Fry has been named to the executive committee of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU).
Fry, who serves as unit chief of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, will represent Oklahoma and eight other states in the Central Region on the NAMFCU board. The national group, founded in 1978, represents the 50 federally certified state Medicaid fraud control units, and provides a nationwide network for attorneys to share information on best practices concerning the problems of Medicaid fraud.
“Mykel is a skilled and knowledgeable prosecutor whose leadership will serve the association well,” General Pruitt said. “As head of the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Mykel has led our effort to investigate and prosecute those who would defraud the Medicaid system. Her selection is a testament to the great work of our team, and puts Oklahoma in a position to be a national leader in helping stop Medicaid fraud.”
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit prosecutes individuals who fraudulently bill the state through its Medicaid program. It also serves as a safeguard against service providers that dole out fraudulent, criminal, or sometimes, sub-par services to Oklahoma nursing home residents.
In Fiscal Year 2013, the Unit collected $16.9 million for the state of Oklahoma. That amount includes fines, restitution, investigative costs and civil recoveries and penalties.
“I’m honored to serve as a member of the executive committee and look forward to helping Oklahoma increase its presence on Medicaid fraud issues at the national level,” Fry said.
Fry has been with the Attorney General’s Office since January 2009. Before being named Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Chief, she was part of the Multicounty Grand Jury Unit where she served as an adviser to the multicounty grand jury and prosecutor in cases involving sex crimes, drugs, gambling and misuse of state property.
Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Fry served as an assistant district attorney in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office. She was responsible for prosecuting juvenile and adult cases that primarily involved drugs, gangs, murder and capital murder.
Fry attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in finance. She earned her juris doctor at Oklahoma City University.