Truven Health Analytics has made its second vendor acquisition in two weeks, buying Fortel Analytics, which specializes in predictive analytics to spot suspicious healthcare claims before they are paid.

In mid-April, Truven bought performance analytics firm Simpler Consulting--the first buy since Veritas Capital acquired the company in June 2012--and Truven CEO Mike Boswood said more deals would be coming. Now, the company picks up Fortel Analytics, which uses scoring models to review pre-payment claims and identify high-risk claims that should be denied payment or analyzed for further intervention.

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