TerraMedica wins HHS Medicare fraud assessment contract

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has awarded healthcare technology firm TerraMedica a contract to conduct an assessment of fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare claims utilizing a pre-payment predictive scoring system.

This contract will enable HHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assess the applicability of predictive modeling technology as a prevention and detection tool against fraud and abuse, the Minneapolis-based TerraMedica stated.