N.Y. county chooses Salient for Medicaid

Albany County, N.Y. has inked a deal with Salient Corp. to install that company's software for Medicaid management and fraud control.

The county is the fourth in New York State to use Salient's software. The other counties are Chemung, Onondaga, and Monroe. Albany Co. officials will employ the software to identify opportunities for cost and service efficiency within Medicaid.

In Albany, the Salient Performance Management solution will provide real-time access to transactional and select non-transactional program data, according to Salient. This access will let administrators identify opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiency. Administrators will be able to detect questionable activity as well, Salient said.

Salient's Windows-based application runs on the user's desktop and extracts data from the eMedNY data warehouse, a Salient spokeswoman said.

Albany Co. is one of 12 counties participating in the State's Medicaid Fraud Demonstration Program. That pilot program grants counties 'expanded authority to investigate allegations of Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse by healthcare providers,' according to the state's Medicaid Integrity Plan.

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John Moore is a freelance writer based in Syracuse, N.Y.

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