Thursday, July 14, 2011

HHS OIG: New Technology Helps Cut Waste, Prevent Fraud

Lewis Morris, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security about the role new technologies can play in cutting waste and fraud in the Federal health care programs.

"OIG is using information technologies and analytics, including data mining, trend evaluation, and modeling, to better identify fraud vulnerabilities and target our oversight efforts," reported Morris. "OIG is leveraging an analytical foundation that provides an enterprise view of questionable activities, suspected fraud trends, and prevention opportunities. When united with the expertise of our agents, auditors, and program evaluators, OIG brings a formidable combination of cutting edge techniques and traditional investigative skills to the fight against fraud, waste, and abuse."

Source: HHS OIG News Release

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