Medicare fraud busters unveil command center?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/08/02 23:38:29
Medicare’s war on fraud is going high-tech with the opening of a $3.6 million command center that features a giant screen and the latest computer and communications gear. That’s raising expectations, as well as some misgivings.

The carpeting stills smells new at the facility, which went live a week ago in a nondescript commercial office park on Baltimore’s outskirts. A couple dozen computer workstations are arrayed in concentric semicircles in front of a giant screen that can display data and photos, and also enable face-to-face communication with investigators around the country.

Medicare fraud is estimated to cost more than $60 billion annually, and for years the government has been losing a game of “pay and chase,” trying to recoup losses after scam artists have already cashed in.

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  • Matt 2012/08/02 23:44:19
    Why didn't they do this before they privatized Medicare ? Is protecting the multinational corporate insurance providers more important than protecting our tax dollars ?
    medicare privatized
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/08/02 23:39:28
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    There wasn't an old vacant building they could use? We needed to spend $3.6 million?

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