Event – "Prioritizing Healthcare Reform: Transformative Technologies for Improving Care, Reducing Costs, and Fighting Fraud"

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Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/12/2010

Contact: Jim Landry
(202) 706-7050

Event - "Prioritizing Healthcare Reform: Transformative Technologies for Improving Care, Reducing Costs, and Fighting Fraud"

The American Action Forum will host an event on Wednesday, November 17 at 8:45AM (EST) to discuss new technologies capable of transforming the "pay and chase" approach to following healthcare fraud schemes.

 
WHAT: The American Action Forum will host an event to discuss "Prioritizing Healthcare Reform: Transformative Technologies for Improving Care, Reducing Costs, and Fighting Fraud"
 
WHO:

  • Honorable Tom Coburn, M.D., U.S. Senator from Oklahoma
  • Stephen Parente,Professor of Finance at the University of Minnesota
  • Tom McGraw,Senior VP of UnitedHealth Group's Ingenix Government Solutions
  • John Spiegel,Director of the CMS Medicare Program Integrity Group
  • Dr. Ed Breazeale,Chief Executive Officer of HealthStar
  • Doug Holtz-Eakin,President of the American Action Forum

WHEN: Wednesday, November 17 at 9:00 am. (EST)
 
WHERE: Senate Visitors Center, Room 209-08, Washington, DC
 
CONTACT:  To RSVP or if you would like to follow-up with any additional questions, please contact Jim Landry (202) 706-7050.
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.- New transformative technologies hold the potential to enable public and private health insurers to prevent fraud before it happens and create new operating conditions that support improved care delivery at a lower cost to patients. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that federal Medicare and Medicaid programs alone could recover as much as $35.8 billion in annual improper payments through improved fraud detection and prevention. 
 
On Wednesday, November 17th, American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin will be moderating an event to discuss new transformative technologies that present public and private insurers with an opportunity to move beyond the "pay and chase" approach to follow healthcare fraud schemes.  Please join the American Action Forum, HealthStar,and distinguished healthcare policymakers for a closer look at the promising technological future of healthcare fraud detection and prevention.

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