From Reps. like Obama's tech proposals to track health quality, fraud

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid budget calls for $110 million to overhaul data systems and $561 million to scrutinize claims for suspicious patterns that could point to illegal activity.

A key House Democrat praised a proposal in President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget request that would make it possible to cull data from claims in systems at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to measure quality of health care and to link payments to performance.

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