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Medicare goes high-tech to head off fraud

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jun/17/medicare-goes-high-tech-to-head-off-fraud/

I haven't found any stories about whether this is something that has/had to be approved by Congress or if it was even something that had to have bids on.

Something I can't understand is how a 'defense' company actually got the bid, considering how often defense contracts actually ripped off the government with $1000 hammers, etc. so how would a defense company even know what to look for with Medicare and Medicaid claims.
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$1000 hammers...

In the past, things like $1000 hammers, $60 bolts, etc. were used to hide cost overruns. I suspect that still goes on.

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Nahhhhh, that's how they pay for Area 51 research

Didn't you see the movie Independence Day?

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