SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Alpine Consulting, Inc. today announced the release of CountyLine™, an integrated social services reporting and fraud discovery platform for state, county, and municipal health and human services organizations.
“We created CountyLine™ to address two of the most important challenges in social services”, explains Alpine’s President, Stan Duda. “Our solution helps organizations improve their reporting capabilities and enhances their ability to detect fraud, waste, and abuse.”
“One of our clients described the current situation as a ‘perfect storm’ in social services,” adds Duda. “Forty-six states have made spending cuts in social services, and forty-four states have enacted furloughs or layoffs. Meanwhile, enrollment in social services programs increased in every state in 2009.”
Increased oversight places additional burden on understaffed social services organizations. “Analysts and managers spend up to forty percent of their workday on activities related to federal and state reporting obligations.”
“Fraud, waste, and abuse has also increased during the economic downturn,” explains Duda. “Organizations understand that that they cannot continue to dismiss these losses as inevitable costs of doing business. Our solution helps automate key functions within the reporting and fraud discovery processes so that social services personnel can spend more time serving the citizen.” [Read more...]