Trac Medical Forms Processing Solution Used to Complete First Electronic CMN With Comprehensive Audit Trail.Business Editors & Health/Medical Writers
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2002
Milestone Demonstrates Potential to Significantly Reduce Forms
Processing Time; Advanced CareCert Solution Applies the Latest
Internet and Security Technologies
Trac Medical Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of AuthentiDate Holding Corp. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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This milestone was achieved using CareCert(TM), the Web-based forms processing offering from Trac Medical Solutions, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of AuthentiDate Holding Corp. (AHC AHC Appalachian Hardwood Center
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AHC Assault Helicopter Company ) (NASDAQ: ADAT). It culminated an extensive evaluation of CareCert by American HomePatient, Inc. (OTC OTC
See over-the-counter market (OTC). : AHOM). The evaluation included the participation by Dr. John Trapp John Trapp (born Croome d'Abetot on 5 June 1601; died Weston-on-Avon on 16 October 1669) was an Anglican Bible commentator. His large five-volume commentary is still read today and is known for its pithy statements and quotable prose. , a physician partner at Pulmonary Specialties PC, based in Lincoln, who completed and digitally signed the document.
"The Trac Medical solution allowed us to streamline the way we handle CMN's," Dr. Trapp said. "Before, we were spending about 15 hours per week managing this paper trail, and now we are confident that this number will be reduced significantly."
"Obtaining a CMN CMN Common
CMN Children's Miracle Network (since 1983; Salt Lake City, Utah)
CMN Certificate of Medical Necessity
CMN Canadian Museum of Nature
CMN Community Mapping Network
CMN Common Information through the CareCert system is much faster and cleaner than our current manual process. CareCert will allow us to substantially reduce the level of effort it takes to process compliant CMNs and significantly reduce the cycle time from initial date of service to billing", added Doug Gouy, vice president of reimbursement for American HomePatient.
"By completing the first eCMN, we have cemented our leadership in migrating the healthcare industry to a better way of doing business," commented Jeffery Frankel, Trac Medical's president and chief executive officer. "By processing forms electronically and eliminating paper in their operations, we're opening a new era of speed, productivity and efficiency for all players in the healthcare system."
Replicating Paper-Intensive Processes On the Web
CareCert is the first solution to demonstrate compliance with new policy guidelines issued last September by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and (CMS (1) See content management system and color management system.
(2) (Conversational Monitor System) Software that provides interactive communications for IBM's VM operating system. ), the government agency that administers the Medicare Program. These guidelines allow medical equipment suppliers and physicians to exchange written orders and CMN's electronically, or by fax, without archiving hard copies with original signatures and dates. Previously, Medicare allowed claims to be submitted for payment electronically, but the CMN's, written orders and other documents associated with these claims had to be processed in paper form.
To comply, any service or solution must include the following features and capabilities:
- Their electronic CMN and written order forms must contain information and formatting identical to the current paper versions. - They must permit physicians to add or correct certain information previously entered by suppliers or themselves prior to final dating and signature. - The forms must contain the physician's digital signature and the date entered. - They must generate an "audit trail" for each form, which provides access to the information originally entered, as well as details on what changes were made, by whom and the dates.
CareCert meets these Medicare requirements by applying the latest security technologies in a secure, role-based environment to create a clear and irrefutable irrefutable - The opposite of refutable. audit trail, which includes four critical features: a log for each transaction showing all parties involved and when they worked on the form; on-demand creation of a PDF (Portable Document Format) The de facto standard for document publishing from Adobe. On the Web, there are countless brochures, data sheets, white papers and technical manuals in the PDF format. document identical in appearance to the paper form; the ability to prove content authenticity at critical stages of processing, and digital certification of identities and professional credentials. All of these capabilities are accessible through a secure Web site.
Critical Security Technologies
CareCert's audit trail leverages two advanced security services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the . Trac Medical's MDKeyBank(TM), a roaming digital physician credentialing system, deploys technologies from Entrust, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTU) and ChoicePoint(R) (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : CPS). This application combines the Entrust True -Pass solution with ChoicePoint technology to provide simple and comprehensive identity certification and license and credential verification of healthcare professionals.
As a result, MDKeyBank(TM) confirms the identity and professional credentials of each physician in a single digital certificate. These certificates are stored and managed entirely on Trac Medical's secure Web servers, not users' personal computers. This design provides a true roaming capability - "digital signatures" can be added to medical forms from any computer, at any time or location.
The second important security technology is AuthentiDate(TM) electronic content authentication from AuthentiDate, Inc., another subsidiary of AHC. It employs a secure clock to stamp the date and time into each form at critical stages of processing, while also producing a unique mathematical signature. This "document DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
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Finally, CareCert uses a patent-pending process to comply with Medicare policy that prohibits medical equipment suppliers from helping physicians' offices complete their part of the CMN form. CareCert controls access rights using a specific set of rules that address these requirements, which define what section of what form may be populated by what user.
Open Internet Platform
The CareCert solution was developed using eXtensible Markup Language See XML.
(language, text) Extensible Markup Language - (XML) An initiative from the W3C defining an "extremely simple" dialect of SGML suitable for use on the World-Wide Web.
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Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. ), the widely accepted standard for building Web-based applications and services. It is delivered through an Application Service Provider (ASP) model where electronic forms and digital signatures reside on secure servers; documents are accessible to users via a standard Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. .
The solution is hosted by Springboard Managed Hosting(TM), an outsourced Web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. provider that provides complete system, application and mission-critical data management within its 11,000 sq. ft. data center. This advanced Web environment provides the high level of security necessary for compliance with the information privacy requirements of the U.S. government's Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act There are a number of piece of legislation known as the Accountability Act:
AuthentiDate Holding Corp.
AuthentiDate Holding Corp. (AHC) is the holding company of five business units; DocStar, AuthentiDate International AG, AuthentiDate, Inc., DJS Marketing Group/Computer Professionals International and Trac Medical Solutions, Inc. DocStar sells a complete line of proprietary document imaging products. AuthentiDate and AuthentiDate AG provide the authentication of digital data through its proprietary and patent pending technology. AuthentiDate intends to establish itself as the authority on "content security" as it is a growing sector of the electronic network security infrastructure market. DJS delivers professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. centered around technology systems integration projects, staff augmentation, out-tasking, outsourcing services and resells computer related products. Trac Medical uses the AuthentiDate service in the medical supply business.
ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) is the leading provider of identification and credential verification services for making smarter decisions in today's fast-paced world, serving the information needs of business, government and individuals. ChoicePoint is committed to protecting personal privacy and promoting the responsible use of information to help create a safer world. For more information about ChoicePoint, visit the company's web site at www.choicepoint.net.
ChoicePoint is a registered trademark of ChoicePoint Asset Company.
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