The cost of medical fraud isn't just monetary - it also includes privacy and safety. Beyond basic privacy concerns, leaked medical information could cost someone their insurance, or even a prospective job. IdentityX can protect the privacy of patients’ personal medical records and health information, reduce fraud costs, and protect consumers from unnecessary “padded” procedures.
As the medical industry moves to electronic medical records that are personal and portable, consumers have a real concern for the security of this confidential data. Patients can authorize the release of their health records to their own doctors or, when necessary, to specialists. Doctors, in turn, can sign-in to view these records and to authorize prescriptions and procedures.
There are many types of health care fraud perpetrated by unscrupulous providers and poor records management, including medical billing for services that are either never rendered, are performed on uninsured patients who have stolen medical identities and health records, or are more expensive than the medical services and treatments that are actually performed. Even more frightening, however, are providers who subject patients to unnecessary procedures, whether misrepresenting non-covered treatments as medically necessary or falsifying patients’ diagnosis to justify tests, surgeries, and other procedures.
By authenticating the identity of both the patient and doctor and boosting wireless security, consumers are spared loss of privacy, the danger of unnecessary procedures is minimized, and the escalating costs of health care fraud are reduced.