Proposed SAS solution to US government’s $141B improper payments problem earns MITRE recognition

CARY, N.C., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With $141 billion lost to improper payments each year, the US government needs innovative ways to ensure the right benefits get to the right people. When the MITRE Corporation called for creative solutions to the problem, analytics leader SAS answered with an analytical approach for verifying the eligibility of benefit applicants. SAS was one of four finalists selected from 29 industry and university entrants in the MITRE Challenge on Strengthening Eligibility Verification for Federal Benefits Programs. “Approximately 25 percent of improper payments occur because agencies do not verify with certainty that the individuals paid ...

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