SecuGen Corporation has announced that Biometric Technologies Inc. has integrated the SecuGen Hamster IV into BIOCLAIM, the company’s flagship software. BIOCLAIM is the only medical billing solution that provides biometric confirmation that a patient was actually present to receive health care services.
SecuGen BIOCLAIM is a biometric patient authentication claim service that is the uses biometrics to eliminate insurance fraud from phantom billing, which occurs when physicians bill insurance providers for visits by patients who never physically entered an office for treatment.
With BIOCLAIM, patients can sign in by having the SecuGen reader scan their fingerprints. Prior to an insurance provider or Medicaid paying the bill, they review biometric proof that a given patient was at a given place at a given time, thus eliminating the capability of a provider to bill for a phantom patient.
BIOCLAIM uses SecuGen’s fingerprint recognition technology to help eliminate fraud in health care, Medicaid and insurance claims. For providers, BIOCLAIM also provides a means of non-repudiation to prove that a patient spent a given amount of at the medical office. This helps reduce the chances of having their insurance claims denied or delayed based upon time code constraints.