Posts by Maria Moynihan

Smarter eligibility verification is within reach

Fact:  In fiscal year 2011, the federal government allocated ~$608M to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged fraud in health care programs Fact:  Medicare and Medicaid related scams cost taxpayers more than $60B a year These statistics are profound, especially when so many truly need–and...read more

6 Key Predictions on How Data Breach Concerns Will Evolve in 2014

In less than a year, my information has been compromised twice by a data breach.  The companies involved varied significantly by way of size and type, yet both reacted expeditiously to inform me of the incident.  As much as I appreciated the quick response and notification, I couldn’t help but...read more

Improving crime prevention and awareness with data and analytics

Crime prevention and awareness techniques are changing and data, analytics and use of technology is making a difference. While law enforcement departments continue to face issues related to data - ranging from working with outdated information, inability to share data across departments, and...read more

How to optimize debt recovery with minor information and process adjustments

Government organizations that handle debt collection have similar business challenges regardless of agency focus and mission. Let’s face it, debtors can be elusive. They are often hard to find and even more difficult to collect from when information and processes are lacking. To accelerate debt...read more

Four Ways to Address Fraud in the Public Sector

Cybersecurity, identity management and fraud are common and prevalent challenges across both the public sector and private sector.  Industries as diverse as credit card issuers, retail banking, telecom service providers and eCommerce merchants are faced with fraud threats ranging from first party...read more

Solutions to Top 5 Business Challenges of Public Sector Collections

Reduced budgets, quickly evolving technologies, a weakened economy and resource constraints are clearly impacting the Public Sector, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Always with new challenges, come new opportunities. Government agencies must still effectively run programs, optimize processes and...read more

Find Fraud and Prevent Waste

A recently-released staff report prepared for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee revealed that nearly 17,000 efficiency and process improvement recommendations made by agency Inspectors General remain pending as of 2012 and in combination could have saved more than $67 billion in...read more

3 Easy Steps to a Smooth HIE Migration

State and Federal agencies are tasked with overseeing the integration of new Health Insurance Exchanges and with that responsibility, comes the effort of managing information updates, ensuring smooth data transfer, and implementing proper security measures. The migration process for HIEs is no...read more

Watch a video: How to protect your constituent's identity

Cyber Monday recently passed and I'm curious to know if you were one of the many who contributed to the $1.465 billion spend online that day?  ‘Tis the season - not only for increased online shopping, but for increased ID theft or risk of fraudulent activity. With a quick online search, you can find...read more

Five steps to getting a single customer view

The public sector is not unlike the private sector when it comes to data. Both require accuracy and relevancy for optimized processes and decision-making.   For government agencies, maintaining a holistic view of constituents is more important than ever. By linking data across department systems,...read more

Are you missing out on potential revenue?

State and local governments responsible for growth may be missing out on an immediate and sizeable revenue opportunity if their data and processes for collections are not up to par. The Experian Public Sector team recently partnered with Governing Magazine to conduct a nationwide survey with state...read more