NEWS & INSIGHTS
Articles and news reports featuring Integra.
Biggest Crypto Coin Sale Fueled by ‘Pump’ Scheme, Research Says
September 2, 2021
Bloomberg highlighted Integra's work in crypto assets in a 2021 article. Integra identified suspicious trades from 21 accounts that repeatedly purchased the EOS token during the EOS ICO, thereby seemingly creating artificial demand for EOS in the largest ICO in history.
Maggots, Rape, and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public
March 13, 2021
Research from Integra's sister company, Integra Med Analytics, made the front page of the New York Times as Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Robert Gebeloff investigated abuse of nursing home patients. Integra's work suggests nursing homes underreported serious health conditions, illustrating the need for accountability in nursing facilities.
15% of Paycheck Protection Program Loans Could Be Fraudulent, Study Shows
August 17, 2021
The New York Times took notice when Dr. John Griffin and his co-authors released the initial version of "Did FinTech Lenders Facilitate PPP Fraud?". The paper shed light on FinTech lenders eager to give out loans, whether that loan money went to small businesses in need or fraudsters out to make quick cash.
Examples of Integra's Forensic Data Analysis
Were ETH and EOS Repeatedly Recycled during the EOS Initial Coin Offering?
Through forensic investigation led by Integra President Dr. John Griffin, Integra flagged investors engaging in potentially unusual circular trading patterns. The flagged accounts on the Ethereum blockchain repeatedly sent Ether, a token, from exchanges to buy EOS at the crowdsale wallet, and then quickly returned EOS to the same exchanges. In total, the flagged accounts contributed 1.2 million ETH ($815 million USD) to what was then the largest ICO in history (which raised 7.4 million Ether - $4.4 billion USD - between June 26, 2017 and July 1, 2018).
Underreporting in Nursing Home Quality Measures
Research conducted by Integra Med Analytics, a sister company of Integra FEC, finds that Medicare-certified nursing homes often underreport health quality measures. Integra Med Analytics' research compares self-reported publicly available Skilled Nursing Facility (“SNF”) quality measures from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") to Medicare hospital claims data. Integra's analysis indicates that self-reported nursing home quality measures are often under-reported or unrelated to hospital data. Self-reported nursing home measures for pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, and falls are uncorrelated with similar measures derived from hospital claims data.