Experts: Better Tech May Be Driving More Fraud Detection
OptumRx, the PBM subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, claims that pharmacy waste, fraud and abuse increased in 2020 due to the pandemic — and that independent pharmacies are to blame. While experts won’t rule that out, they also observe that new fraud detection technology might have more to do with the eye-popping findings than any perceived shortcomings of independent pharmacies.
OptumRx tells AIS Health, a subsidiary of MMIT, that pharmacy waste, fraud and abuse increased during 2020.
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