EurekAlert: Researchers teach ‘machines’ to detect Medicare fraud

EurekAlert: Researchers teach ‘machines’ to detect Medicare fraud . “Using a highly sophisticated form of pattern matching, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science are teaching ‘machines’ to detect Medicare fraud. Medicare, the primary health care coverage for Americans 65 and older, accounts for 20 percent of health care spending in the United States. About $19 billion to $65 billion is lost every year because of Medicare fraud, waste or abuse.”