Mark has been with Kaiser Permanente for 27 years and joined the National Compliance Office in 2013, in Fraud Control. Mark heads the Part D Fraud Waste and Abuse work and assist’s Kaiser Permanente’s National Special Investigations Unit with investigations related to Part D, Drug Seeking, Pyxis® Diversion, Identity Fraud, Identity Theft and prescription medication diversion. Mark also works closely with the Informatics Analytics and Compliance Technology (iACT) Team on developing proactive data analytics that includes Drug Seeking Behavior, Glucose Test Strip over Utilization, Pyxis® Diversion, and ED/UC CII Injections/Tabs administrations.
Mark comes to NCO with extensive experience (24 years) in Pharmacy Operations. Mark is well versed on staff responsibilities and job duties. Mark also worked on the deployment of Kaiser Permanente's KP HealthConnect for the Southern California Region.
Mark conducts training specializing on how to identify Drug Seeking Behavior, Pyxis® Diversion, Glucose Test Strip Diversion. These trainings are given to law enforcement, federal/state regulators, physician’s (certified medical education “CME”), and nursing administrators.
Mark earned a BA in Economics from the University of California at Irvine and a BS in Pharmacy from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy.
Mark’s hobbies include watching his older son play in the school band and his younger son play baseball. Mark also enjoys USC Football, deep sea fishing, cooking and spending time with his family.