“Smart Card” Technology Proposed to Protect Seniors from Medicare Fraud

“Smart Card” Technology Proposed to Protect Seniors from Medicare Fraud

To combat a reported $60 billion lost to waste, fraud and abuse within the Medicare system, a bi-partisan group of U.S. senators and representatives led by Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Ron Widen (D-OR) have introduced legislation to use existing “smart card” technology to protect Medicare beneficiaries. The Smart Card Alliance strongly supports the new Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2011 (S. 1551 and H.R. 2925).

See this article, “Smart Card Alliance Supports Bi-Partisan Smart Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2011” for more information.

Karen Fletcher
Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.

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