|[November 28, 2012]
Neville Pattinson, of Gemalto and Secure ID Coalition, to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Medicare Fraud
Neville Pattinson, Gemalto's (News - Alert) Senior Vice President of Government
Affairs, will act as a witness on behalf of the Secure ID Coalition to
the Subcommittee on Health on solutions to combat health care waste,
fraud and abuse during a hearing that will take place at 10 a.m. EST on
Wednesday, Nov. 28.
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that the U.S.
Medicare program suffers more than $60 billion in fraud every year
through practices like phantom billing and durable medical equipment
In his testimony, Pattinson will address the Medicare
Common Access Card Act (HR.2925) that could cut the current rate of
fraud in half by simply modernizing the Medicare ID card - addressing
fundamental identity and verification problems that have left the system
vulnerable to exploitation.
The hearing webcast, entitled "Examining Options to Combat Health Care
Waste, Fraud and Abuse," will be available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/.
Specific Date, Time and Location
Hearing: Examining Options to Combat Health Care Waste, Fraud and
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. EST
House of Representatives
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health
2123 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
About Subcommittee on Health
The U.S. is home to a constant stream of cutting-edge medical
advancements, but these innovations can only benefit patients and spur
our economy if the FDA regulatory process keeps pace. The Health
Subcommittee developed key reforms to promote this type of medical
advancement, part of its broader efforts in the 112th Congress to
support market-based improvements to our health care system and reject
heavy-handed government control. For more information, visit http://energycommerce.house.gov/subcommittees/health.
About Secure ID Coalition
The Secure ID Coalition is an affiliation of companies providing digital
security solutions for identification documents, including contactless
smart cards. The Secure ID Coalition's mission is to promote the
understanding and appropriate use of smart card technology to achieve
enhanced security for ID management systems while maintaining user
privacy. For more information, visit http://secureidcoalition.org/
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000
employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development
centers in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of our rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel,
shop, bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are
convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their expanding
needs for personal mobile services, payment security, identity
protection, authenticated online services, cloud computing access,
eHealthcare and eGovernment services, modern transportation solutions,
Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which we
design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential data
they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle.
We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing the
convenience and security of their end-users' digital lives.
Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software
and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world.
For more information on Gemalto, visit www.gemalto.com,
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