Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions,
today announced that its HID Trusted Tag Services™ meets the EVV
requirements for home health agencies enacted by several states as a
condition of Medicaid participation. HID's trusted tags provide
indisputable "proof of presence" of the caregiver in the patient's home,
thereby eliminating the opportunity to falsify records to support
Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for home-based care in excess of
$31 billion and a booming home health industry that is expected to reach
a value of $150.8 billion by 2018 have given rise to a multi-billion
dollar fraud problem for public and private insurers. One of the most
common fraudulent activities is submission of claims for payment on
services that were never provided, a situation exacerbated by manual
verification processes that make it easy to falsify records pertaining
to the presence of a caregiver at a patient's home.
To eliminate fraudulent claims, several state Medicaid programs now
require home health agencies to implement EVV systems to prove that a
caregiver was physically present in the patient's home for the required
length of time. While some states mandate the use of specific EVV
equipment, others simply require EVV systems that meet minimum technical
and functional standards.
"HID Trusted Tags satisfy these requirements by leveraging the near
ubiquitous nature of NFC-enabled mobile devices to enable a highly
secure EVV system that is both easy to use and impossible to defraud,"
said Marc Bielmann, vice president of Identification Technologies with
HID Global. "Our patented tag technology optimizes security and
convenience, eliminating the need for special equipment to read tags or
for users to modify their mobile device or download apps."
Tamper-proof tags are attached to or embedded into an object inside the
patient's home in such a way that they cannot surreptitiously be removed
or altered. When the caregiver arrives, the tap the object with their
NFC-enabled device to communicate secure information to HID Global's
cloud-based authentication platform. The data read from a trusted tag
has security and privacy attributes that change on every tap, providing
an indisputable and auditable EVV record for home health agencies to use
for billing and reimbursement.
"HID Trusted Tag Services also integrates seamlessly into most clinical
and administrative management software systems, which means agencies can
continue to use the systems that most closely meet their unique needs,"
said Bielmann. "In addition to sparing the expense associated with
system upgrades or replacement, easy integration means data collected at
the point of care can be transmitted back to the agency in real-time for
faster and more accurate claims processing and advanced analytics."
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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services,
solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of
secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The
company's served markets include physical and logical access control,
including strong authentication and credential management; card printing
and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure
government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in
animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary
brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®,
IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and
HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over
2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that
support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY
Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
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