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Tennessee firm works to ensure health costs' accuracy

The Tennessean, May 4, 2009

Franklin, TN-based Health Research Insights is riding a wave of interest among self-insured employers intent on examining bills from physicians and other providers for what could be overpayment errors. For employers, it is all part of a push to control rising healthcare costs while fulfilling obligations to ensure that their health plan dollars are spent wisely. But some doctors question HRI's techniques, suggesting that the approach seems to assume wrongdoing took place after studying payment data that doesn't necessarily take into account all the details of a particular patient's case.