Friday, September 12, 2008

Senate Investigates Medicare Call Centers

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal reported on Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) and his investigation into the quality of Medicare's call center brought to Capitol Hill. The call centers, run by Vangent, are under investigation because "In 50 test calls placed last month, wait times ranged from zero to 45 minutes, and six calls were disconnected while on hold. Call centers have provided at least one piece of incorrect information or been unable to provide a response to at least one question in 90% of test calls placed in the past year," reported the WSJ article. Vangent denies the allegations citing their high customer satisfaction percentages. What do you think of Senator Smith's investigation?

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