Medicaid Fraud Units To Get Federal Funds For Data Mining

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general on Friday released a final rule that will allow Medicaid fraud control units to get federal funding to conduct data-mining activities, such as analyzing claims data to look for patterns of abuse, reversing a long-standing prohibition on such funds.

The final rule will allow the fraud control units, which are run out of state attorney general offices and other state agencies, to ask permission from the Office of the Inspector General to receive federal funding for data mining.

“We proposed to amend our regulations to permit Federal reimbursement for data mining because...

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