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Neville Pattinson, of Gemalto and Secure ID Coalition, to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Medicare Fraud


Neville Pattinson, Gemalto’s 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.

The Centers 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 fraud.

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 Abuse
-   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/ and http://www.upgradethecard.org/.

About Gemalto

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, M2M communication.

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, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, and follow us at Facebook and @Gemalto_NA on Twitter.

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