ATLANTA & NEW ORLEANS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced that the company will participate in HIMSS 2013, focusing on how identity management tools can help to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in government and private sector health care programs, and assist hospitals and provider networks in better understanding and serving patients.
In February, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its annual list of “High Risk” government programs, and its report noted that the Medicaid program allocated improper payments to 7.1 percent of its providers, costing the federal government $19.2 billion. Similarly, GAO noted that the Medicare program was included as high risk this year in part because improper payments were estimated to be more than $44 billion in 2012.
In Booth #3557, LexisNexis will highlight how its identity management solutions assist with improper payments by addressing the patient’s, provider’s or claimant’s identity up front. LexisNexis health care experts will also discuss how government payers, commercial payers and providers can improve patient and provider enrollment, reduce their exposure to fraud, and ensure that only authorized users gain access to personal health information and programs.
LexisNexis is hosting a public policy leaders networking breakfast at the conference on Tuesday, March 5, featuring opening remarks by Bruce D. Greenstein, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
|Bruce Greenstein, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals|
|Clint Fuhrman, National Director, Government Health Care Programs, LexisNexis Risk Solutions|
|HIMSS 2013 Public Policy Leaders Networking Breakfast|
|Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 7:00 am - 8:15 am|
|Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 217|
“In many cases, the payer or provider processing the information is relying on what is reported by an individual accessing the health care system at any point-of-care whether at registration or claims,” said Clint Fuhrman, National Director, Government Health Care Programs, LexisNexis. “By determining: ‘Are you who you say you are?’ and using identity management tools to assess ‘What do I need to know about you?’ payers and providers can authenticate identities and know they are providing the right services to the right people.”
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions across a number of sectors.
Our health care solutions assist payers, providers and integrators with ensuring appropriate access to health care data and programs, enhancing disease management contact ratios, improving operational processes, and proactively combating fraud, waste and abuse across the continuum.