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Software Key In Fed’s Health Care Fraud Crack Down

Dallas Morning News: U.S. To Use Software To Crack Down On Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP Fraud
Beginning in July, the federal government will start rooting through more than $500 billion a year in Medicare claims from caregivers and pharmacies with software that flags waste and fraud. The software performs what's called predictive modeling analysis. It analyzes claims to find unusual patterns, such as patients (Landers, 4/11). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.