Fraud Prevention

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Feds fight uphill battle in fraud crackdown

Law enforcement officials estimate that fraud drives up to 10 percent of Medicare's annual spending, but recovering that money and preventing more losses can be a David-and-Goliath fight, according to reports in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

OIG: Fight fraud to increase savings

In the second year of implementation, the Fraud Prevention System (FPS), established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, reported $54.2 million of actual and projected savings to the Medicare fee-for-service program, according to a  report released today by the Office of Inspector General.

3 ways to cut claims-related costs

Promoting health among members can help lower claims costs and improve overall health, reports the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal. Author David Healy outlines a few key findings as to how the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry handles claims-related costs.

Predictive analytics catch fraudulent claims

Using predictive modeling to fight fraud, the Massachusetts insurance exchange recouped $2 million in six months and avoided paying hundreds of thousands of dollars inappropriately, according to technology research and assessment firm GCN.

Are federal fraud programs effective?

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to rooting out and preventing fraud in Medicare and Medicaid, but a new report shows HHS fraud prevention programs might not be effective.

Medical identity theft up 20% since 2012

Many people do nothing to prevent medical identity theft, largely because they don't know how, according to a new survey report from the Ponemon Institute. It estimates the number of victims at...

Fraud prevention: Decipher the claims data story

Payers sift through and analyze millions of provider claims, working to prevent fraud and cut costs. They rightly consider these claims as valuable points of information that help identify...

Medicaid fraud crackdown: States recover millions

Efforts to crackdown on Medicaid fraud have led to positive results in New York and Missouri, where the states collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and obtained a variety of criminal convictions.

Insurers lobby to amend MLR rule

Fighting fraud shouldn't count as administrative costs under the reform law's medical-loss ratio (MLR) provision, insurers told the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Insurers share claims data with HHS to fight fraud

Hoping to clamp down on healthcare fraud, private payers like UnitedHealth and WellPoint are partnering with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to share more claims information and fraud prevention best practices.