Legislators Look To Smart-Card Technology To Help Cut Medicaid Fraud

by Andrew Kitchenman / NJ Spotlight

State legislators are considering a new Medicaid smart card intended to reduce the amount of fraud in the joint state and federal program.

A bill, A-4062/S-2894, released by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee yesterday, would create a pilot in which Medicaid recipients would have an identification card that can be inserted into a computer’s USB port, allowing healthcare providers to access their records instantly. Patient information is stored on a flash drive.

The state has explored other ID cards, but a program that used swipe cards didn’t reduce fraud because doctor’s offices rarely had the equipment to read the cards.

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