DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioClaim, Inc. announced as part of its ongoing effort to focus on patient safety, Amerigroup Community Care of Florida, a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., will implement BioClaim's patented biometric software at select physician offices in the state.
"We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with Amerigroup Florida," said Scott Kimmel, executive vice president and general counsel of BioClaim, Inc. "They have consistently demonstrated their willingness to pilot and implement cutting edge technologies and we look forward to helping Amerigroup reduce fraud such as phantom billing while protecting their members and providers from card swapping and medical identity theft."
"We are excited to participate in this innovative pilot which will maintain the accuracy of electronic health records and help our members lead healthier lives while promoting fraud prevention." said Dr. Eina Fishman, Amerigroup Florida chief medical officer.
BioClaim will implement SafeMatch® from Eye Controls at the chosen offices.
"Eye Controls is pleased to take part in this Payer sponsored initiative in concert with BioClaim," said Milan Popovich, chief operating officer for Eye Controls. "The Eye Controls SafeMatch® Iris Camera System for Patient Registration and Identification has been successfully installed across the country starting in 2008, and has been seamlessly integrated with a myriad of EMR vendors. This flexibility will allow BioClaim to easily incorporate SafeMatch® into virtually any medical practice and will allow BioClaim to provide the payer community with an absolute assurance that the correct patient was identified and treated on a particular day and time, as part of the BioClaim reporting functionality."
About BioClaim, Inc.
BioClaim is a multi-patented biometric software platform that protects patients, providers and payers from fraudulent transactions while protecting the integrity of the electronic medical record. BioClaim creates a record of each patient visit which is transported like a virtual bridge from the provider's front desk to the payer in real time. The absence of the biometric template indicates a patient was not present on the date of services even though a bill was generated on their behalf. BioClaim is easily integrated with any electronic health record for accurate patient identification to guarantee entries and diagnosis to an electronic health systems are solely those that are attributed to the correct patient. BioClaim is truly the only solution that benefits payers, providers and patients. For more information, please visit www.BioClaim.com
About Amerigroup Florida
Amerigroup Florida has provided health care coverage in the state since 2003. We currently serve 251,000 members in the Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Security Income/Aged, Blind and Disabled (SSI/ABD), and Long-Term Care (LTC) programs in 61 counties in the Gulf, central and south Florida regions. We also offer Medicare Advantage plans in several counties. Our associates share genuine pride in making a difference in the lives of people who might need a little help. We are fortunate to call these combined efforts our work.
About SafeMatch® from Eye Controls
Eye Control's SafeMatch® Iris camera system has been in use since 2008 for positive patient registration and identification in Europe as well as across the US. SafeMatch® helps to reduce fraud and abuse, improves patient safety, and eliminates the cost of consolidating duplicate medical record entries for hospitals and clinic systems. SafeMatch® requires no physical contact with patients, making it an ideal tool for use in any health care setting, and SafeMatch® has been integrated with the majority of EMR vendors in order to fit into any existing medical facilities work-flow seamlessly. For more information visit www.eye-controls.com
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