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The Word is (Finally) Getting Out

12.03.10

By Mike Betron, Infoglide Software Director of Marketing Immediately after the Christmas bomber incident in 2009, we highlighted the positive role that broader deployment of (id)entity resolution software could play in preventing terrorist actions. That thought was seconded this week in a piece published by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) entitled “Better data analysis for […]

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New Record for Healthcare Fraud: $163 Million

10.14.10

By Mike Betron, Infoglide Software Director of Marketing Last night the largest Medicare fraud operation yet discovered was in the headlines: A vast network of Armenian gangsters and their associates used phantom health care clinics and other means to try to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in […]

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Exposing Fraudulent Networks in Healthcare

07.15.10

By Mike Betron, Infoglide Software Director of Marketing More than half of the $98 million in “improper payments” by the federal government in 2009 were made through Medicare and Medicaid. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine points out that “since 1990, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has designated Medicare as a […]

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Workers Compensation Budget Impact

07.08.10

By Mike Betron, Infoglide Software Director of Marketing A recent article written by IAIABC Executive Director Greg Krohm does a great job of analyzing the effects that the Patient Protect and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 (aka Obamacare) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are expected to have on the cost […]

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Is Government Committed to Solving Healthcare Fraud – Or Not?

06.23.10

By Mike Shultz, Infoglide Software CEO Last week Rep. Scott Murphy of Glen Falls (D-NY) told a House panel that more effective policing of Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims is imperative in order to reduce the estimated $60 billion in fraudulent claims that is disbursed each year. We agree with the expressed intent, and we […]

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Solving Medicare Fraud

04.22.10

By Haroon Alvi, CEO Southlake Medical Supplies, Inc. Health care reform, aka health insurance reform, is a broad and complex issue with many “moving parts” in need of repair.  With this in mind, I would like to look at one area of health care that has received some attention in the press — Medicare fraud. […]

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Medicaid Fraud In the News

04.13.10

By Mike Betron, Infoglide Director of Marketing Medicaid is in the news almost daily, as states take steps to crack down on fraudulent claims. For example, Maryland is in the process of passing stiffer laws to support its efforts to reduce the 5-10% of fraudulent claims made that draw from the $6.2 billion it pays […]

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Garbage In, Garbage Out? Not Necessarily.

03.24.10

By Douglas Wood, Infoglide Senior Vice President One of the oldest phrases in computer science seems to still be in vogue. “Garbage in, garbage out” (GIGO) is a term coined during the early days of the computing industry. It pointed out that the value of computer systems of the day were entirely dependent upon their […]

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Is MDM Dead?

03.03.10

By Mike Shultz, Infoglide Software CEO Andrew White of Gartner recently posed a question about whether master data management (MDM) is dead. He didn’t actually suggest that the demise of master data management is imminent. He was challenging whether our current terminology adequately clarifies the current reality about MDM and associated product areas. Certainly the […]

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And Then There Were Two

02.03.10

By Douglas Wood, Infoglide Senior Vice President IBM announced today that it plans to buy MDM vendor Initiate Systems.  As hypothesized here in this blog last week, the move was not entirely unexpected, but on the heels of last week’s announcement by Informatica to purchase Siperian, it certainly creates yet another wave in the marketplace.  […]

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