Health Care Industry Feels The HEAT

Law360, New York (May 9, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Bill Root, an unassuming, pragmatic, hard-working and incredibly experienced federal agent, has ensured the safety of hundreds of seniors and saved unknowing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over his career.

Having investigated health care fraud for 30 years while working with the Louisiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ("MFCU") and currently as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge ("ASAC") for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("HHS-OIG"), Root was an early believer that the government could more efficiently investigate health care fraud by the use of "data-mining."

Data-mining involves analyzing aberrant billing and reimbursement...

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