IDC evaluates anti-fraud solutions; More participation needed in Medicaid match reporting;

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> International Data Corporation released its 2014 U.S. healthcare payer fraud, waste and abuse solutions analysis. The report assesses product offerings of eight vendors competing for health insurer contracts. Abstract

> A new Office of Inspector General report found state participation in Medicaid's interstate match reporting system is limited. The system aims to reduce improper payments due to eligibility errors. Report (.pdf)

> The federal government promotes conversion to electronic health records even though their use may enable fraud, USA Today reported. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to establish a formal process that allows it to use a payment offset system to handle disputes with Medicare Advantage insurers about potential payment errors. Article

> More healthcare organizations are using bundled payments to lower costs, but they must supplement such arrangements with solid quality care guidelines. Article

And Finally... Police rush to help gunshot victim and find piles of stolen Social Security checks. Article