Medicare waste, fraud being detected by FAU computers

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    Researchers from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton are teaching computers to detect Medicare waste and fraud.

    In a recently published study, FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science examined Medicare Part B data sets, a total of 37 million cases from 2012 to 2015. Researchers identified a process to map fraudulent activities, which include patient abuse or neglect as well as billing for services not rendered.