Medicaid Inspector General

New York State Medicaid Inspector General Dennis Rosen

Mr. Rosen was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2015. In his capacity as Medicaid Inspector General, Mr. Rosen leads an independent and impartial agency of auditors, investigators, analysts, and lawyers who oversee the integrity of one of the nation's largest Medicaid programs. Since his appointment to the Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), the agency has recovered hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars and generated billions of dollars in cost savings through its investigative work and partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, innovative auditing techniques, and proactive outreach and compliance initiatives.

Prior to becoming Medicaid Inspector General, Mr. Rosen served as Chairman of the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) from 2009-2015. During his tenure with the SLA, the agency was transformed into an accountable, transparent, and efficient state agency, in which licensing application processing times were reduced by 50 percent. Also, under his leadership, the SLA fostered partnerships with the industry to pass legislation and overhaul antiquated regulations, which allowed New York's wine, beer, and spirits manufacturing sectors to experience unprecedented growth.

In addition, Mr. Rosen served for 27 years as an Assistant Attorney General with the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in the Real Estate Financing Bureau (1982-1983) and the Consumer Frauds Bureau (1983-2009). While with the OAG, Mr. Rosen successfully litigated civil enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions in the areas of consumer and investment fraud. Many of his civil cases resulted in substantial restitution to large numbers of defrauded consumers. For example, in a case involving investments that were sold nationwide in a fraudulent payphone business, he recovered more than $6 million for 400+ defrauded New Yorkers. His criminal cases included successful prosecutions of attorneys, stockbrokers, telemarketers, home improvement contractors, and insurance agents.

Prior to joining the OAG, Mr. Rosen spent ten years with the New York City Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights and Criminal Defense divisions.

Mr. Rosen has a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.