February 22, 2024 11:00 pm
Remove Artificial Intelligence from my healthcare

In a recent development, the US government has issued a memo to Medicare insurers, clarifying that AI cannot be used as the sole basis for denying claims. This memo comes in response to lawsuits against health insurers such as United Healthcare and Humana, who have been accused of using AI to wrongly deny coverage. Patients claim that the AI model nHPredict has a 90% error rate, highlighting a dangerous aspect of the technology that is receiving increased attention. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expressed concern about the potential for algorithms to exacerbate discrimination and bias and have urged insurers to ensure their models comply with anti-discrimination requirements. Several states, including New York and California, have also warned insurance companies to verify the fairness of their algorithms.

On February 6th, the US government issued a memo to Medicare insurers, clarifying that AI cannot be used as the sole basis for denying claims. While machine-learning algorithms can assist in making determinations, they cannot make decisions on their own. This memo was issued in response to several lawsuits filed against health insurers such as United Healthcare and Humana who were accused of using AI to wrongly deny coverage. Patients claimed that the AI model nHPredict had an error rate of 90%, which highlighted the dangers of this technology that is gaining increasing attention. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expressed concern about the potential for algorithms to exacerbate discrimination and bias and urged insurers to ensure their models comply with anti-discrimination requirements. Several states including New York and California have also warned insurance companies to verify the fairness of their algorithms.

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