The purpose of this use case is to report deaths in a timely and accurate fashion. Electronic death notifications help improve awareness of the event, avoid unnecessary and wasteful spending, preclude falsified insurance claims, and stop the dispensation of prescribed medications.
There are approximately 90,000 deaths annually in Michigan, a death rate of almost 0.1 percent. Roughly 75% of these deaths are residents over the age of 65 who are likely to have been Medicare beneficiaries.
Notifying healthcare organizations quickly when a death occurs can help reduce waste and prevent fraud. Death notifications may also indicate that the deceased was a doctor or healthcare professional to help pharmacies avoid filling counterfeit prescriptions.
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