Executive Summary

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) proposes the inclusion of a biometric-based solution in your efforts to address the waste, fraud, and abuse challenges in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

A biometric-based solution provides significant benefits for program integrity by deterring fraud. The benefits of a biometric solution, however, go well beyond deterring fraud and include other significant benefits – including improved patient health care quality, safety, and privacy and increased efficiencies in the programs.

This is because a biometric solution is the only system available today that provides positive identity of an individual with a high level of assurance. No other solution provides the same "degree of certainty" of “knowing who" as does a biometric solution.

In matters of fraud and identity theft, it is always the “who” that is important. It is never the system, card, token, password, PIN or system that misbehaves. It is always (100%) an unauthorized and ill-intentioned individual who is at the heart of every fraudulent attack or issue.

The basic problem is to determine “who” with a high degree of certainty. A biometric-based solution provides this high “degree of certainty” of “who” because it is based on unique physical traits of individuals and is not dependent on breeder documents that can be forged or altered.

Biometric solutions today are proven, reliable, widespread in the U.S. and globally, easy to use, and convenient. They are also in widespread use in the U.S. and globally and have a high degree of public acceptance.

The remainder of this paper describes in detail

- How a biometric-based solution works

- How the biometric solution functions to deter fraud and enhance patient health care quality, safety, and privacy

- The widespread use and acceptance of biometric solutions in the U.S. and globally

- Rebuttals to misconceptions about biometric solutions

- Successful case studies of biometric solutions in private sector health care settings.

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