Route Fifty: Localities and States Are Turning to Data Analytics to Catch Fraudsters—and It’s Working

Route Fifty: Localities and States Are Turning to Data Analytics to Catch Fraudsters—and It’s Working. “When a health care provider submitted a request for $8,002,021 to New York’s Medicaid program in October, it raised eyebrows among state auditors, who, just a few years ago had started scouring government databases for suspicious public assistance transactions. Flagged as an abnormally large invoice, the state denied the payment and investigated the claim. It turned out that the vendor had inadvertently made a typo that combined the amount of the payment—$800—with the year—2021.”

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