The idea of issuing smart cards to patients in health care isn’t new but has yet to take off. Federal legislation has been proposed to issue smart cards to all Medicare recipients to reduce fraud. But states are also looking at the technology in order to protect patient privacy and cut down on abuse. New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace – also a chiropractor – has submitted a bill that would issue smart cards to Medicaid recipients in the garden state. Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan spoke to Eustace about the bill and what the system would look like.
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