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System To Curb Medicare Fraudulent Payments Saves $115 Million

The Associated Press: New Medicare Fraud Detection System Saves $115 Mil
A highly touted new technology system designed to stop fraudulent Medicare payments before they are paid has saved about $115 million and spurred more than 500 investigations since it was launched in the summer of 2011, according to a report released Friday. Federal health officials said the projected savings are much higher (Kennedy, 12/15).

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