Appointment of independent monitor would allow for ongoing, regular auditing of billions that state pays annually for claims — Sen. Sarlo
New Jersey would hire an auditor to conduct regular and ongoing reviews of all medical claims generated by public workers under a bill lawmakers approved last week, which supporters said could lead to significant taxpayer savings.
The legislation, which still must pass the Assembly, seeks to ensure that the state is not overpaying for visits to doctors, hospital charges, and other healthcare expenses for more than 800,000 state, local and school employees and retirees. It would also provide the state access to depersonalized medical data for these individuals, which policymakers hope to use to identify future opportunities to improve care and better control costs.
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