GAO: Electronic Medicare Cards Could Cut Fraud, Errors
Replacing paper Medicare cards with electronically readable cards could reduce Medicare fraud, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. Further, GAO wrote that the electronic cards "could reduce reimbursement errors and improve medical record-keeping." However, the report noted that CMS and Medicare providers could face costs and challenges to updating their systems.
- "GAO: Medicare Could Benefit From Electronically Readable Cards" (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 4/27).